Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Dream: White Girl Tacos

It sounds like the name of an interracial Hispanic/Anglo porn, doesn't it?? But that is not what I am referring to! (not this time anyway!) I'm talking about my long-standing dream of owning my own taco truck. Back in my drinkin' days, I used to visit a lot of late night taco trucks and they're my very favorite! In fact, the night I was in (false) labor with Demon Toddler, when things REALLY stalled I sent The Big Guy out to get taco truck tacos for us, the midwife and her apprentice. (She was born almost two weeks later, the little turd. In a hospital.)

I dream of owning and running my very own taco truck, called White Girl Tacos. Why? Cuz I'm a white girl and I make AWESOME tacos. And cuz saying it like that makes people think of vaginas. And sex sells, yo.

I made chicken tacos last night and as always, they were PERFECT. I kick ass at tacos. Because of my plan for making my fortune with my taco (heheh... see what I did there?) I'm not going to share the actual recipe for my tacos. Sorry. But I can give you a step-by-step method on how to create your own awesome tacos.

Pan Fried Tacos
(adapted from My Brother's Chicken Tacos by Pioneer Woman)

meat, cooked. You can use pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, whatever you got.
taco seasoning (this is where the secret is!)

Combine the meat and the jalapenos and fry them up quickly in a skillet. Season them with your taco seasoning of choice. Set aside.

Oil (vegetable or peanut) 
Corn tortillas

In a clean skillet, heat about an inch of oil until it's pretty hot. Take a corn tortilla and add a scant tablespoon of the filling. Pinch the taco closed with your tongs and set it into the hot oil. Let it sit there for a minute, then lay it on one side. When that side is brown and crispy, flip it over and fry the other side. With your tongs, take the taco out of the oil and drain it. Set it on a papertowel and quickly add cheese.

When you've got it down and can do it quickly, you can fry 2 or 3 at once, but start out one at a time. If you can con a friend or a kid into cheese-stuffing duty, that helps.

We eat these with beans and a salad. They're VERY heavy. This isn't a light meal at all, but it's delicious.