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 SAguy_06
Joined: 12/29/2005
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Puffy Taco...

most corn tortilla tacos are made with cooked tortillas.

a puffy taco is made with raw masa, it usually smaller in size than a 8" tortilla.

the tortillas is placed in hot oil, let to set for a few seconds, then flipped.

once the sides seal the steam inside makes the tortilla puff. with a spatula, you push on the bubble formming a crease, hold till shell sets, the continue to fry till crisp

fill with taco meat, shreaded lettuce, tomato, onion, diced pickle, shreaded cheese.

usualy served 5 to an order.
 SAguy_06
Joined: 12/29/2005
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Posted: 2/22/2009 11:39:12 AM
My favorite was the Taco Hut, there specialty was puffy tacos...it was a cool funky place. the had to move to a new locaton when the area there were in was sold to a supermarket...

Jacala..mmmm Im on my Lenten brake, put Puffy tacos and a Carta Blanca make for a nice sunday lunch...

Our minor league baseball team, The Missions, have as their mascot, The Puffy Taco


http://www.dallasfood.org/photos/mexonmaple/mexonmapletwo/ojedashenryscounterpoint.jpg

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poor Puffy Taco, He never gets to round third...usually a kid~fan gets to tackle the PT...along the way
http://dixiedining.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/puffy-taco.jpg
 SAguy_06
Joined: 12/29/2005
Msg: 69
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Posted: 2/27/2009 7:54:52 AM
Just a side note...the puffy taco shell is not thick or doughy...the only thing inside the shell wall is air.

If you watch the video, imo,

1) she doesnt have enough oil in the pot. since she didnt flip the first side, there wasnt enough oil to set / cook the inside of the shell.
2) i would make in a skilet, easier the work the spatlas
3) i would fry tortilla for 3-5 seconds on first side, then flip and then set the crease as the tortilla puffs., with enought oil in the skilet, shell fries to a nice golden brown.


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 Moonchild51
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Posted: 2/27/2009 9:37:23 AM
^^We can get those here in Canada Mr. Blues! Must say there are very yummy!
Filled with lettuce, corn, beans, taco seasoning and topped off with salsa and sour cream. Yummy to say the least. Cept I always get too full to eat the "bowl"!!
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 5/5/2009 6:52:59 AM
Cheladas...

Chelada blanca(white)

fill a frosted schooner with ice, squeeze juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
pour on your favorite cold beer...


Chelada rojo(red)

fill a frosted schooner with ice, squeeze juice of 1/2 lime or lemon, add a couple dashes hot sauce, 1-2 oz v-8 tomato juice, then pour on your favorite cold beer...

salt the rim (opp)

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Happy Cinco de Mayo...que vive Mexico!!
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
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Posted: 5/5/2009 9:52:51 AM
SAguy ~ Those are my two favorite ways to have beer! I keep mugs in my freezer just for these drinks.
For you guys going,, ewww,, try em first,,, good stuff, I'm telling you.
Tecate with the lime,,, bottled Miller draft with the tomato juice...

tb
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 7/12/2009 4:10:26 AM
thanks Dove...

These patties are served at Lenten Time
My grandmother made them every year at as one of her lenten dishes

They were made, I think, by whipping egg whites till soft peaks, then adding shrimp powder and egg yolks and making a light batter then frying.

Grandma used to make white rice with garbanzo nd cilantro
nopalitos
a nd shrimp fritters
Caporitada

i found this recipe...Tortitas / patties:
Prepare shrimp patties by separating egg whites and beating with electric egg beater until stiff peaks appear. Gently fold in egg yokes. Fold in dry shrimp and flour.

I never made with red chilli and nopal...I cant wait to try
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
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Posted: 7/12/2009 8:39:45 AM
Well heck Dove,, Those sound great! Wish I had the makings,, I'd give them a try.. Not for the rugrats of course,, these would be Mom's special summer treat... Yumm

tb
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 7/12/2009 9:09:10 AM
Hey TBThey have dried shrimp powder

where in the groceries where they have the celophane packs of dried chilies and spices. but many make with shrimp cut into small pieces and fry up as fritters.

The red sauce im gonna make is going to be a mix of mole from the Box and some Chipotle salsa(Herdes brand)... and nopalitos form a jar.

Im even thinkning of using a tempura type batter and add corn flour and the dried shrimp. or Hush Puppy batter.

sorry TB thougght you talking about shimp fritter, not margarita paletas.

when we used to make paletas(ice pops) we used to make the fresh lime and then added strawberr to make strbry-margarita pops some with the tequila
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
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Posted: 7/12/2009 10:09:47 AM
Lol.. the shrimp recipe sounds great too, but I'm allergic to them, so I'll skip trying it.
Yes, I was thinking of the ice pops. But, after I posted I thought of something else that would be good. I bought my spoiled children an electric ice shaver for snow cones and thought how good a strawberry margarita would be over a big glass of the shaved ice.. yummm...

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 SAguy_06
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Posted: 7/12/2009 11:36:01 AM
Yeah...dove, I dont mind the vera, I mind all the salt they pack in...My grocery also sells cleaned and sliced raw nopal in a plastic bag.

I want a cherry lime aide now...
 texasbaby
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Posted: 7/12/2009 5:18:07 PM
Fresh nopal in the store always leads me to thinking of prickly pear jelly. I haven't made any for a few years, but it is so good and the prettiest red color you ever saw.

Dove ~ I found the ice shaver at Good Will for $6, with a small part missing. I replaced it at the hardware store for 15 cents and we were in business. Lol,,, I love a good bargain!
Been looking at the water melon in the pantry floor,,, thinking watermelon margaritas.. What could be bad about a couple of those over shaved ice? Yumm

SAguy ~ Homemade cherry lime-ade
A squirt of cherry snowcone syrup
Half a lime squeezed
lemon-lime soda A cheery,, of course
These are as good as the real deal from Sonic..

Snowcone syrup
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1 table spoon corn syrup
Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves
Remove from heat stir in a package of kool-aid, any flavor
Cool and pour into a bottle..
I keep this in the the frig.

tb
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 7/13/2009 8:56:40 AM
Naco's
Cheese
Heat
Salsa...

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naco's ?...= Nacho chips?

Nachos are the completed chip...chip, cheese, salsa= nacho

naco is a slag word for dweeb...you dont want to be a naco.
 diana411
Joined: 3/25/2009
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Posted: 7/13/2009 12:17:31 PM
salsa this is what i take to partys it serves at least 50 people and gets raves from every single one ! 8 large tomatoes diced put in an extra large bowl 4 large green peppers in food processer chop add to bowl with tom. one huge bunch celantro in processor next with 5 lg cloves of garlic pulse a few seconds add to bowl 2 large onions chopped and prosessed add to bowl squeeze about 10 key limes about 1 cup of juice or use key lime juice in bottle 2 cans pastene kichen ready tomatoe puree add to bowl 2 jalopino peppers choped remove seeds and if less heat is desired remove the membranes as well use gloves when you work with these 4 hass avocodos chopped large cause they break down a bit when you stir it season with 1tsp celery salt 1tsp pepper 1tsp garlic powder 1tsp onion powder 1tsp adobo powder you can use goya its in the spanish section for about 1.00 thats it stir and refridgerate at least 2 hours before you serve it stays good in fridge for at least 5 days if it lasts
 texasbaby
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Posted: 7/17/2009 10:46:14 AM
I saw that one on cooks dot com, there are several versions on there. I think in some of the recipes I saw, the ice cream balls were double dipped in the eggs and crumbs before frying.
The one I liked had a small amount of sugar,, about half a cup, I think, beaten into the eggs.
There's a new Rice Krispie cereal I just bought that might be good for this.. The cereal is huge puffs compared to regular Rice Krispies and it's slightly sweet.
I think this would be awesome made with coffee ice cream too.
Anyway,, they all sounded good to me,, what's not to like about any dessert made with ice cream...

tb
 wayfarer4you
Joined: 3/24/2009
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Posted: 7/31/2009 8:34:30 PM
I'm on a quest to find out what this was ,my ex used to make around christmass .... It was a spicey meat pie/ sandwitch.. she would cook ground meat /spice's and then make this "round 6 inch bread/soft shell and fill the bread/ shell with the meat mix and then fry in a pan with oil. Would anyone know what it is and or how to make it ???please ohhh please I have been hopeing to find this .I'll offer a shiny nickel to who ever can tell me what this is//////thank you
Mike

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If anyone knows how to make this please post it so I can make it ...thanks again
Mike
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 8/1/2009 6:04:12 AM
SAguy's Shrimp n Lemon

1 serving is 6 large shrimp peeled and dressed

finishing sauce...need about one table spoon per sreving
sauce is 1 clove garlic, juice one large lemon and 1/4 serrano pepper
crush the garlic and serrano and add the juice slowly, press the flavor out of the chilli and garlic then remove the large chunks

season shrimp lightly with salt and pepper
dust with flour...very lightly

in a saute pan, on med-hi heat, add t 2 tlbsps butter, then place shrimp and let cook 3 min on side on until the flour begins to lightly brown, flip and continue to cook till shrimp goes opaque, add more butter, there should be enough butter to finish the sauce. about a tblsp or so.

Then turn off heat and add about 1 tblsp of juice mix to pan. swirl to combine and pour out shrimp and sauce over warm egg noodles.

Dont over flour shrimp, flour for sauce more than to bread shrimp
2nd, butter and flour and juice is going to make a sauce...but done expect a cup of sauce.
 wayfarer4you
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Posted: 8/1/2009 2:39:20 PM
thank you both,DOVE and pearl .... my ex's mother is /was from cuba ,and the meat had olives(black) sayzone(I know thats not right) .I know I should have watched but I was wayto biz. eating these ,and I know for shure the dough was not puffy at all ,more like a half pie and pressed witha fork ( I know I'm not helping) I will check all out and coook all to find out ( if anything I'll find one near or better ) and if all else fail's I'll enjoy the cooking of some great food (something I've not been doing as of late) and ladys and gents thank you all again
Mike
 texasbaby
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Posted: 8/1/2009 5:07:25 PM
Cuban Picadillo

Can be served over rice or used as empanada filling.
1 pound ground beef
4 cloves garlic minced
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper diced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup beef stock
3/4 cup tomato sauce
2 small potatoes peeled and diced
olives 10 to 12
olive oil
Saute ground beef, onion, green pepper and garlic until onions and peppers are soft and beef is no longer pink. Add oregano, cumin, beef stock and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer 15 min. Add diced potatoes and cover and simmer 15 more min. Add olives and simmer uncovered 15 more min. or until liquid is evaporated, but mixture is still moist. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over cooked rice or use to fill empanadas... Canned biscuits can be used for the empanada dough. Flatten each biscuit till thin, place a small amount of filling on dough, fold and seal the edges well,, fry until golden on both sides.

tb



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 wayfarer4you
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Posted: 8/2/2009 1:57:15 PM
TO ,dove . pearl and Salmon, If I could kiss all three of you I would (huge kiss)I had these today and it worked out well .Had to take a nap after eating and the guys I ride with thank you also( said it was the best meal in a long time).I found the dough at wal-mart of all place's? premade ,and will have to try the others .wish me luck and thank's again
Mike


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 SAguy_06
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Posted: 8/2/2009 2:46:50 PM
My mom made pumpkin empanadas and she would use her flour totillas dough.

so masa trigo would work. Mom both fried and baked her empanadas. she would put an egg wash on the baked and they would come out so pretty...

BTW sweeten the dough if your going to make a sweet empanadas...mom would use sugar and cinnamon in the dough.
 wayfarer4you
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Posted: 8/3/2009 7:17:40 PM
O.k lady's .As I said before THANK YOU ALL , so far all that you all have shared with me have been great ( gaining weight as we speak) and I do plan on haveing a empanada night next week and will be haveing Pineapple ones after,, as I said all the guys I ride with cant wait till I get cooking on this soooooo I had to print all these and save them .You have no idea how well it went over ......

Mike
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 8/7/2009 2:17:57 AM
My 2 cents

Jalisco style of cooking and spicing food isdiffrent in Jalico Mexico that a Jalisco style Resturant in Santa Monica Ca.

The Jalsico resturant may serve typical Jalisco type dishes, but they have to 1. adapt to local ingredients and 2. local tastes. In Jalisco, cooks may have access to spices, herbs, pastes sold in local markets not availble here in the states. Likewise the resturant may have to adapt and serve dishes not offered in Jalisco.

Your Burrito is not a Jalisco stable, its a Southwest orginal...you can find burritos all over the US now. Wheat flour tortillas are not as popular in Mexico. In fact you wont find Handmade Flour tortillas outside the southwest.

Tex Mex is the adatation of traditional Mexican food with regional or local ingredients.
Cheese enchiladas made with Colby cheese and Enchilada gravy is a Tex-Southwest adaptation. Beef Barbacoa instead if Goat(mexican style) is tex-mex.
Chalupas, Crispy-Puffy tacos, Fajita tacos, Menudo de res, carne guisada, picadillo
 SAguy_06
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Posted: 8/9/2009 6:06:43 AM
Beans in Lard, you can tell if beans are re-fried in lard or veg shortning...the pinto beans have a darker shiny look. Pinto beans are cooked with onion and garlic. salt is added to the end of cooking, added to early darkens the whole bean.

most resturants just smash the beans and allow the beans to thicken through evaporation. My grand father used to grow Epasote...a herb that used to be added to cooking beans, but that wast not my g-mas bean cooking tradition so she would not add it. I know its popular in Mexico, but dont know if it changes the flavor, I dont think Ive hade pinto beans w/ epasote. i smelled it once it had a low level greenie-black licorice smell.

btw...if resturants still use lard, the turn over is good...commercial pork lard is very stable...bacon and pork grease is not.
 karmelkiss
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Posted: 9/5/2009 8:35:09 AM
SA, do you have an easy chicken adobo recipe.
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