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dinner with a view

Posted by plantmaven 8b/9a TX (My Page) on
Sat, May 21, 11 at 20:19

I went to buy puffy tacos and they smelled so good. I decided to pull into the shade and eat them. Out the windshield was a hedge of glossy abelias.

A blue swallowtail was having it's dinner also.


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What's a fluffy taco? Is that a Southern like TX-Mex thing? Where's the picture of the butterfly? Did you share your food at least? :)


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PJ, a PUFFY taco, not fluffy. No camera with me and no I did not share my food.


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I kin read really! I'll look up puffy taco. Seriously I love surprise animal visits anywhere. It's nice to eat outside before it gets too hot for anything to show up.


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A puffy taco is really good. Instead of the traditional corn tortilla fried shell, a puffy taco shell is a fried flour tortilla. It puffs up thicker when fried;hence, a puffy taco.


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Here in San Antonio puffy tacos are made from raw corn tortillas. These are the ones Diana Barrios Trevino made at the Whitehouse for the Obamas.

Puffy taco shells
Ingredients:
2 cups of masa harina
1 1/4 cups of water
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 quart of peanut or canola oil

Method:
Mix masa harina, water and salt together until it forms into a soft ball. If it�s too dry, add a bit more water a tablespoon at a time.
Divide dough into 16 equal balls, and press out with a tortilla press or roll out with a rolling pin.
Keep pressed discs covered with a damp cloth.
Heat up two inches of oil in a pot or skillet to 350 degrees.
Gently place a disc in the hot oil and it should immediately start to puff. After five seconds, with a spatula, make an indention in the center so it forms a V shape.
Gently cook the shell on each side until light brown and crispy (about 20 seconds for each side).
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
Stuff with spicy ground beef, shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheddar and salsa and serve immediately.
Makes 16 tacos.


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I'm going to try this recipe. Thanks :).


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You are welcome.


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