Homemade Taco’s

So yesterday was national taco day, something that was all over the net but its also October unprocessed, no problem, I made a corn-flour yeast based dough and made flat breads for the shells.  I rolled them thin and cooked them in a cast  iron
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I cooked up onion garlic mushooms and fresh tomatos to which I added canned burger (our beef) and taco spices, some greens an salsa an it was a awesome dinner all the way round.
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For some taco history, I have linked to a site below and copied a part of it for you to read!
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Some Taco History
For a dish so widely available, the history of the taco is really unknown. But according to taco expert Jeffrey M. Pilcher, the word originates from the silver mines in Mexico in the 18th century, when taco referred to the little explosives workers used to extract the ore.These were pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder and placed into holes carved in the rock. “When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is really a lot like a stick of dynamite,” says Pilcher in an online article at Smithsonian.com. “The first references [to the taco] in any sort of archive or dictionary come from the end of the 19th century. And one of the first types of tacos described is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. So the taco is not necessarily this age-old cultural expression; it’s not a food that goes back to time immemorial.”

Still others claim tacos predate the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico in the 16th century. Anthropologists say there is evidence suggesting inhabitants of the lake region of the Valley of Mexico ate tacos filled with small fish. The fish were replaced by small live insects and ants in the states of Morelos and Guerrero, while locusts and snails were favorite fillings in Puebla and Oaxaca.

Taco Bell is believed to have pushed the widespread popularity of Mexican food in the U.S. Founded in California in 1962, the chain of fast-food restaurants serves up a variety of Tex-Mex foods to more than two billion customers in 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. alone.

The hard-shell taco was invented long before Taco Bell, a discovery that would aid their expansion across North America. The U-shaped version is first noted in 1949 in a cookbook by Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca Gilbert. A device that would hold the taco in its U-shape as it deep fried helped in the mass production of this product. Kits are now available everywhere.

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4 Responses to Homemade Taco’s

  1. Penny says:

    What “recipe” do you use for your corn flour tacos? Do you actually grind your own corn flour or is there a brand that you find works well? So far my forays into corn tacos have resulted in very brittle tacos.

    • I will make another batch because I did my normal winged it, no recipe just went by feel.. I will see if I can work with it and figure out a basic recipe to share.. I have a grinder, so I can grind my own but most of the time I just buy it at bulk barn, I don’t make crisp taco’s, I make soft taco’s, like roll ups or a type of flat bread

      • Penny says:

        Thanks Valerie. Soft is what I was going for! I never tried yeast in my flat bread though. I can look for a recipe online but perhaps the next time you make them you can eye the approximate measurements.

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