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Puffy Tacos (7 pics)

Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Who is this Village People guy that goes around wokking everything? (Is he the Indian or the Construction Worker?).  Don't he know that the only TRUE Amurican cuisine is Tex Mex?

So, to teach him a thang or two, I'm going to show him tonight's cook - Puffy Tacos.  The taco meat is hamburger, garlic, jalapeño, onion, cayenne, cilantro, chili powder, salsa, Mexican oregano, cumin, and a couple of other things.  Taco shells are Masa Harina, water and salt.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    Whatever! I bet that salsa was made in New York City! SO THERE!!!!!!!!
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Whatever! I bet that salsa was made in New York City! SO THERE!!!!!!!!
    Careful, Drill Sergeant !
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,714
    Nice lookin'!  I use the same stuff for my shells but have always cooked them on cast iron "dry".  
    Gonna give that a try.  Thanks for posting.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Well done!!!
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    My wife worked at Taco Bell for 8 years through high school and college. I'll give you a pass on the salsa.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    edited March 2012
    pssst.  Travis.  It's me !  Your next door neighbor at Salado.

    The salsa brand is "On The Border", made in Dallas TX.
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,747
    Shhhhhhhh! I thought it was run for the border. As in, Taco Bell. I like the puppet reference :D
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Well, Travis.  There's one thing I hate worse than a trainee, and that's my ;............didn't join the.WACS.
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Very good HD. Great lookin tacos!!  Show that Village person a thang or two about the true American cuisine!! I still love to Wok it though! 

    ;)
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
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  • WarrGoWarrGo Posts: 3
    Have you ever had Indian tacos? I had them in OK
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    HD your food and your pictures are truly outstanding. I used to have a friend who could do a post like that but he stopped posting. I guess my friend was an idiot. I will miss him. You want to be best buds?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Does that happen to be a Griswold skillet?
    Dunedin, FL
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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Awesome. Gonna have to try this one.... Thanks for sharing.
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,175
    Looks great HD!  Props to you for a awesome looking meal!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    edited March 2012
    Does that happen to be a Griswold skillet?
    Yzzi.  The one that we cooked the shells in is a Griswold, and it's my wife's grandmother's skillet.  The other one doesn't have a brand name on the back and I don't remember it's origin. The weights feel the same, so it might be very old also.  Two of my other skillets have "Lodge" imprinted on the back, so I'm guessing the others are old too.

    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    HD your food and your pictures are truly outstanding. I used to have a friend who could do a post like that but he stopped posting. I guess my friend was an idiot. I will miss him. You want to be best buds?
    Sure, Mickey.  We can be BFF.   :x
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 204
    That lineup of cast iron is a family treasure. 
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  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    awesome cook.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Wow, that skillet collection looks even better than the tacos. I was introduced to cast iron when I got an emril one for our wedding (it actually has been a great skillet after many seasonings) . I realized have found several wagners and griswold at antique markets and flea markets that were in awful condition and spent time restoring them. Glad to see them in use once again instead of being trashed. Now I give them away as gifts as I think I have enough. Hopefully my kids will enjoy them as much as I have.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Yzzi,

    Cast iron skillets not only are fantastic cookware that have, usually, been seasoned for many decades to being nonstick, but also are historic artwork that contain many secrets of years gone by.  Skillets and dutch ovens accompanied the pioneers in their journey west, and are cherished by many families for the history they hold. 

    I can't think of any other item that binds us to our past as much as these cast iron cookware, because we can still use them just as they did a century and more ago.


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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 498
    I want one of those tortilla makers.... 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I want one of those tortilla makers.... 
    We were at a wedding in San Miguel de Allende about 5 years ago. I bought it at a market and schlepped it all over town.  It works soooooo much better than those cheap metal presses.  You can buy one on the internet.
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    Just west of Austintatious

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851



    We were at a wedding in San Miguel de Allende about 5 years ago. I bought it at a market and schlepped it all over town.  It works soooooo much better than those cheap metal presses.  You can buy one on the internet.
    Hey........
    This is an HD thread! 
    VI, if you have a tortilla press, maybe you should post a pic. 



    ;)


    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited March 2012
    Taz,

    It's in the second picture.  As far as HD, my wife was no more impressed with that name than VI, so I thought I'd return to the name my mama gave me when she first looked into my eyes.
    :D
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited March 2012
    My mother had one (as iron pan) that was given to her from her great aunt, It made the trip to the U.S. from Italy all encrusted on the outside. The last time I saw it, the bottom was so smooth it looked like a piece of obsidian. There was a lot of great food cooked on that thing. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Wow.  I didn't know the Italians had such a machine.  I guess they use it to make flat pastas like cannelloni, lasagna, etc.  
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    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited March 2012
    For my new toy, I bought a molcajete yesterday.  It's dawned on me that I like old cooking methods the most ... cast iron skillets, molcajetes (hundreds of years old from the Aztecs), woks, and even the Big Green Egg (3,000 year old technology).

    You can make the best guacamole and salsa, using a molcajete.  It will take a very long time to properly season it though.


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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    My mother had one that was given to her from her great aunt, It made the trip to the U.S. from Italy all encrusted on the outside. The last time I saw it, the bottom was so smooth it looked like a piece of obsidian. There was a lot of great food cooked on that thing. 
    Wow.  I didn't know the Italians had such a machine.  I guess they use it to make flat pastas like cannelloni, lasagna, etc.  
    LOL, boy did  mess that one up!!!!! I meant a cast iron fry pan. 



    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited March 2012
    =))

    Now, it all comes clear.  I was wondering why a tortilla press would have a smooth bottom, and why you would want to cook on a tortilla press.
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    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Looks amazing!
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