- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon corn oil
- 18 corn tortillas
- 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
- 2 cups chayote* or other squash, thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
- 2 cups green beans, steamed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 to 3 cups leftover turkey, shredded
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterrey Jack or panela cheese**
- 6 cups Salsa de Tomatillo (Tomatillo salsa)
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Prepare the casserole. In a heavy, 10-inch skillet, heat 3/4 cup of the corn oil over medium heat until the oil shimmers. Using tongs, submerge the tortillas, one at a time, in the hot oil for about 10 seconds (the tortillas should remain pliable). Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Lightly oil a 13-by-9-inch baking dish and set aside. In a heavy, 12-inch, nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add both kinds of squash and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. Add the corn and green beans and cook until just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange 6 of the softened tortillas in the prepared baking dish, overlapping the edges. Cover with half of the shredded turkey, half of the vegetable mixture, 1 cup of the cheese, 1 cup of the Salsa de Tomatillo, and 3/4 cup of the sour cream. Repeat the layering process with 6 additional tortillas, the remaining turkey, vegetable mixture, and cheese, 1 cup of the Salsa de Tomatillo, and 3/4 cup of the sour cream. Top with the remaining 6 tortillas. Drizzle with 1 cup of the Salsa de Tomatillo, cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until heated through.
- During the last few minutes of the cooking time, heat the remaining 3 cups Salsa de Tomatillo over low heat and keep warm. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup sour cream and the milk; drizzle over the hot casserole when it comes out of the oven. Serve the hot casserole with hot Salsa de Tomatillo on the side.
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