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Taco cups

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
This should be off topic since I didn't do them on the Egg (time constraints), but I could have.  I'm posting this because it's a fun thing to do.  Take a regular corn tortilla, spray with Pam on both sides, form it on an upside down muffin pan, and bake indirect at 375° for 15 minutes.  Also, my garden is just starting to come in.  My jalapeños in the beans, my sorrano chiles in the guacamole, and my onion in the tacos.  Tomatoes not ready yet.

By the way, they didn't crack up like regular taco shells.

(Note) I get my tortillas fresh from a Tortilleria, but if you get store bought ones, heat them in the microwave first, covered by a damp cloth, for about 30 seconds, to make them pliable.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,530
    That is too cool!  Thanks for sharing this tip.  It makes for a really unique presentation. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,222
    Man, cool tip Gary! I will definitely be trying that! Soon....
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Looks like a fun cook. Gonna tr that one on the boy. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,290
    Awesome. Like hybrid taco/taco salad shells.

    Great plating too, minus them improper silverware placement. How uncouth!
    ;)
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited May 2013

     minus them improper silverware placement. How uncouth!
    ;)
    Puhleeese !  That exact placement is part of the Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca Mexico.  It represents a religious belief dating back thousands of years.  The higher fork represents the sky and the prayer for good weather.  The lower spoon represents digging into the earth to harvest the bounty.

    You're a racist, aren't you !
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,222

     minus them improper silverware placement. How uncouth!
    ;)
    Puhleeese !  That exact placement is part of the Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca Mexico.  It represents a religious belief dating back thousands of years.  The higher fork represents the sky and the prayer for good weather.  The lower spoon represents digging into the earth to harvest the bounty.

    You're a racist, aren't you !
    Just spit coffee on my desk calendar.  :))
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca
    =)) =))
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,914
    Wow, awesome Gary! Great tip!!
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,290

     minus them improper silverware placement. How uncouth!
    ;)
    Puhleeese !  That exact placement is part of the Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca Mexico.  It represents a religious belief dating back thousands of years.  The higher fork represents the sky and the prayer for good weather.  The lower spoon represents digging into the earth to harvest the bounty.

    You're a racist, aren't you !
    Nah. I'm just left-handed and lazy so the "proper" Anglo-Saxon way benefits me in that respect.

    Thanks for the lesson, I learned something new today. 
    :D
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    Merely another reason to loathe you. You and your fancy shmancy, inventive recipes. And if i here about your garden again I'm gonna pull my hair out.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    Another beautifl presentation and fine looking cook. Great tip, VI.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,290
    I heard VI peddles his Easy Bake wares from his Vespa "food truck". See him next year at Salado!
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Village Idiot said:That's it.  I'm outta here.  If anybody wants me, I'll be at my primary forum, the Easy Bake Forum.
    Wow, beautiful presentation on this..... 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,410
    For an old guy with one ball you still can come up with a good idea.
    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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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,618
    Great Idea VI thanks for sharing.
                                                                        
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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,121
    Another great use for my muffin pan (Lord knows I don't use it for baking)! Thanks!
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,941

    Most excellent! Does it work with draping the tortilla over the muffin cups, or are the tortillas too big? Which tortillleria do you go to? Fresh tortillas are the bomb diggity (since I don't make them myself!)

     

    And I thought the consensus was to use "outtta" ( a consensus of 1 person still counts as a consensus IMO).


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Cali,

    I thought about draping them over the muffin cups, but they wouldn't lay down enough around the sides.  Just now, it dawned on me that I could have loosely tied them with a string, but my brain was slightly impaired at the time, and I didn't think about that.

    There are several tortillerias around town, but the one I go to is in a little strip center on the corner of Hillcroft and Bellaire.  Just say "una libra, por favor" and give them a buck.

    Here's a picture of the tortilleria I took with my iphone, but it's out of focus.


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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,818
    That does it. Adding to the short list.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,222
    @Henapple didn't have enough courage to ask this, but he wanted to know if they held beer?? I told him I would ask you VI and report back.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    Doesn't matter... My hand... er, hands work fine
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,649
    Nice post
    ..will try this for sure.
    Seattle, WA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,941
    Thanks, VI. I'm in that neighborhood occasionally, so I'll give them a whirl. I like the Kroger in-house "tortilleria" (at least they're fresh) so I'm sure I'll like your joint.

    And that's about all the Spanish I can muster too. :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    I am so outa here! I just get the big tortillas and put them in a stainless steel boUwl  and put them on the eggI

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I am so outa here! I just get the big tortillas and put them in a stainless steel boUwl  and put them on the eggI
    Hmmm.  This reminds me of a Pakistani Youtube video showing us how to make French crêpes.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    Gary, I am drunk. I can not give you an intellectual battle tonight. Have your way with me. You wouldn't be the first. :o3

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Gary, I am drunk. I can not give you an intellectual battle tonight. Have your way with me. You wouldn't be the first. :o3
    I am too, so even if you bend over.  You're safe.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,320
    I will pull your jersey over your head and thump you soundly...never mind you wouldn't get that

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I will pull your jersey over your head and thump you soundly...never mind you wouldn't get that
    Is that a hockey term?
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    Just west of Austintatious

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