Crispy taco is a great base and an option to serve various types of snacks. Nothing turns the food up like a nice crunch between teeth. Of course, you can buy ready-made crispy taco in the store, but for what? You can prepare them at home faster, cheaper and more efficiently!
Where do taco come from?
The name of the dish probably comes from a kind of explosive used by Mexican silver miners. This charge was in the form of a paper bag filled with gunpowder, which resembled a tortilla filled with stuffing. The dish was probably prepared before the arrival of Spaniards in Mexico. The indigenous people of Mexico then filled the tortilla with small fish.
How to make a taco?
All you need is a large tortilla, a little oil, salt and a ring, as well as a round metal die and oven. Mexican tacos may resemble a burrito dish, although there are major differences between the two dishes. Firstly, tortillas for burritos are most often made of wheat flour, while for corn tacos, and secondly, the burritos are wrapped, while the tacos are folded.
You will need: wheat tortilla, salt, olive oil and a ring or metal muffin mold. Cut out circles of 6-8 cm in diameter from large wheat tortillas. If you don’t have metal rings, you can use a small saucer and knife. Then put the saucer on the tortilla and cut the circles with a knife on the edges of the saucer.
When the circles are ready, we spray them with oil. You can use oil spray (they are available in stores) or you can use a brush by dipping it in olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with salt.
Then form tortillas into boats and place them on an upside-down muffin plate or on another “stand” that will allow you to form tortillas into boats. Put the tortillas in the oven preheated to 180 degrees C. for about 5 minutes. However, it is worth looking at the tortillas from time to time so that they do not burn. It’s a delicate cake, so it can burn at a rapid pace. Tortillas should be golden brown.
For the preparation of stuffing, prepare 0.5 kg of ground beef, 1 small onion, 3 tomatoes, 1 pepper (diced), 1 jalapeno pepper (with removed seeds), 2 cloves of garlic passed through the press, 1 tablespoon of powdered cumin, 1 a tablespoon of peppers, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder, salt and pepper to taste
Cut the vegetables into cubes. Fry the onion, then add meat and season with spices. When the meat is almost fried, add vegetables. Fry for a while and add spices
Types of tacos
The most popular versions of tacos are:
- Tacos al pastor – with the addition of thin pork steaks.
- Tacos de asador – version consisting of two tortilla pies and chorizo sausage. Tacos de asador undergoes a grilling process.
- Tacos de camarones – version with shrimps (fried or grilled), lettuce, corn and cream.
- Tacos de lengua – with beef cooked together with bay leaves, garlic and onions.
- Tacos dorados – roast or fried with chicken.