Taco taco

I’m not talking about American style Tacos. I’m talking about the Mexican ways to make tacos. This is a recipe that I got from a friend’s mother when I lived in California. Or rather I should say I got it from my friend. Her mother didn’t speak English and my Spanish poor enough that I only catch half of what she said.

When my friend first talked of these tacos, I thought she was nuts, but they are really quite good.

Potato Tacos
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10 Corn tortillas
2 big potatoes
Shredded Cheese – Soy cheese or regular of the Jack or cheddar variety.
Garlic
Salt and Pepper
Soy or regular Butter
oil for frying – vegetable or peanut oil

Wrap a hot damp towel around your stack of tortillas and let them sit to warm up – cold tortillas tend to crack.

Skin, chop and boil the potatoes. When done, remove from heat, drain, mash them really well. Add in the soy butter (for smoothness add in what you need) garlic, salt, pepper and finally the cheese. Stir it all in well until the cheese has melted (You may need to heat it up a bit more but not too much you don’t want it to dry out).

Heat your oil in fry pan.

Plop a couple of Tablespoons of potato mix in the center, as you place this in the hot oil, fold it over to form the traditional looking taco. fry on one side until it’s golden and crisp then flip it over. When both sides are done, take it out and drain the oil off. Do this with all your tortillas. I sprinkle a little sea salt on the outside of the tortillas as I remove them from the oil. Eat.

I think they reheat well too. You just need to bake them (instead of using the micro) to get that crispness back.

Red Bird has her wings.
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I finished knitting a sleeve and asked what the Boogie Girl thought and she thought it was ok. And that’s when it was decided to knit her a short sleeve sweater. So I ripped out the sleeve and made short sleeves. Now I just need to complete the body.

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15 Responses to Taco taco

  1. Bad Hippie says:

    Cool! I like that recipe…sort of like Pasties from the UP of Michigan, but fried. Think it would work with flour tortillas, to keep the allergies in check? I bet the family would love these.

  2. Adrian says:

    I make potato tacos, too, but with fried potatoes on the inside and gas-flame-cooked flour tortillas on the outside. We should have a potato taco-off. That way, we could eat two kinds of potato tacos. :)

  3. Julie says:

    I’m going to have to try that for dinner!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I’ve never had a potato taco, but that sounds delicious!

  5. Tonia says:

    Sounds really good. Very similar to the potato stuffed pastas. Yummmm.

  6. Gina House says:

    Sweet little wings!

    And…um….do you mind coming over to make some of those tacos for me? I’m drooling!

  7. Joni says:

    Omg, potatoes in tacos, I could just die. I was thinking about mexican cooking, as I came across my tortilla press and whatnot this past weekend. I won’t use cheese or a substitute, probably the mashed potatoes with cooked carrots and mayonnaise instead. (The recipe is from my Mexican brother-in-law, so that’s authentic enough right?) I have to try this. I will buy the tortillas next time I go to the store, and surprise my family with this one next weekend. And we’ll use corn oil, ’cause that’s what my BIL uses. ;)

  8. Julie says:

    Those tacos sound yummy! Have you ever thought about writing a cook book? You have the best recipes! You could do it in your spare time ;-)

  9. Dave Daniels says:

    Now THAT looks tasty. And you even have sliced avocado? That all looks so delicious.

  10. Susan says:

    Oh, those look *so* good! I’m going to have to try them, even though I expect that the end result will be another kitchen fire. . .

  11. Bluejinx says:

    OMG! I’m delurking to say that my “meat and potatoes” DH and I are just now staggering away from the dinner table. What a tasty, filling meal! And with the tacos we had salad, fresh sliced tomato, and sour cream on the tacos. The only thing I can suggest is use more salt than you think you need–I salt lightly cause DH has high blood pressure, and even he asked for more salt.

    Thanks for the weight gain Boogie!!

    Bluejinx

  12. Arleta says:

    Mmm, those tacos look good. I love trying new things.
    What pretty sleeves. The Boogie Girl is going to look so pretty in such a lacy, nice sweater!

  13. Mandy says:

    Oh good heavens, those tacos sound AMAZING.

  14. amysbabies says:

    I am going to have to try those tacos! I am always trying to find new things to make

  15. austin says:

    Those tacos sound yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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