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(NBC DFW)   Flour or corn? Crispy or soft? And what about fillings? Time to debate and celebrate on National Taco Day, held on Taco Tuesday, October 4th   (nbcdfw.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 8:48:43 PM  
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2022-10-03 8:51:26 PM  
My tacos suck, I know this already.
 
2022-10-03 8:57:58 PM  

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Yeah, pretty much this. Each thing has a place. Sure, there are ways you can do it wrong, but there are many ways to do it right.
 
2022-10-03 9:01:39 PM  
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2022-10-03 9:23:53 PM  
Soft corn.  There are no others.
 
2022-10-03 9:25:03 PM  

plecos: Soft corn.  There are no others.


DISCLAIMER: mi esposa es de ciudad de mexico.  So I'm required by marital law to say that.
 
2022-10-03 9:30:38 PM  
El Pastor, on soft white corn tortillas.
 
2022-10-03 9:37:39 PM  
This week it's honey chipotle chicken and black bean tacos with pickled red onions on corn tortillas. We have about 10 different taco recipes we rotate through on Tuesdays.
 
2022-10-03 9:39:16 PM  
As for fillings, can't go wrong with huitlacoche and/or fried zuchinni blossoms
 
2022-10-03 9:57:12 PM  
Corn
Soft
Mercury amalgam
 
2022-10-03 10:08:14 PM  
Treat yourself to taco truck in Stockton, CA. They're awesome. I used to eat at the one behind the civic auditorium so often that they'd begin cooking my order as soon as they saw me pull up.
 
2022-10-03 10:18:08 PM  

Notabunny: Treat yourself to taco truck in Stockton, CA. They're awesome. I used to eat at the one behind the civic auditorium so often that they'd begin cooking my order as soon as they saw me pull up.


Or on Cherokee Lane in Lodi.

/4th generation Stocktonian
//no plans to go back ever for any reason.
 
2022-10-03 10:46:26 PM  

Breaker Moran: Notabunny: Treat yourself to taco truck in Stockton, CA. They're awesome. I used to eat at the one behind the civic auditorium so often that they'd begin cooking my order as soon as they saw me pull up.

Or on Cherokee Lane in Lodi.

/4th generation Stocktonian
//no plans to go back ever for any reason.


4th generation? You must have a supernatural genetic ability to duck and dodge and seek cover!
 
2022-10-04 2:50:21 AM  
Debate what?
 
2022-10-04 5:17:55 AM  
I am from the one of each school, the whole point is that you can get some variety.  I prefer corn tortillas.

My favorite is tacos de lengua.

That has been my obsession as of late.
 
2022-10-04 7:03:34 AM  
I don't "get" crunchy tacos. If they are truly crunchy they fall apart starting with the first bite. Who wants that?

burrito >> taco

hotdog ==  taco
 
2022-10-04 7:39:00 AM  
What is it called when it's a soft tortilla but lightly fried. Medium-shell taco? It's a little crunchy but doesn't shatter into uselessness like a hard taco. And it has more texture than a soft taco.
 
2022-10-04 8:53:36 AM  
purely by accident, lunch with be crunchy tacos with plant-based "beef" filling.

SpectroBoy: If they are truly crunchy they fall apart starting with the first bite.


I haven't had that problem, so... don't know what to tell ya.

brap: My favorite is tacos de lengua.


yep, big fan of tongue.
 
2022-10-04 8:56:52 AM  

brap: I am from the one of each school, the whole point is that you can get some variety.  I prefer corn tortillas.

My favorite is tacos de lengua.

That has been my obsession as of late.


Same, I generally prefer corn (we often make our own) but flour tortillas have their place too.

First had tacos de lengua at a place around the corner. We're pretty spoiled with Mexican places around here despite being out in the suburbs.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-04 9:05:25 AM  
I like corn, but prefer flour just because of the texture and increased chances of it not splitting (even after a light toast, corn always seems to split on me).

Soft. (hard at taco bell/etc though, dunno why)

Fillings? Yes please.
 
2022-10-04 9:25:08 AM  
Take a soft flour tortilla and give it a light shmear of sour cream
take a crunchy corn shell and place in the tortilla
fill it as you like
enjoy the best of both worlds without making a crunchy mess
 
2022-10-04 9:36:42 AM  
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/ Corn
// Soft
 
2022-10-04 9:36:45 AM  
Taco Flavored Kisses
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2022-10-04 9:38:02 AM  
Salsa verde shredded chicken has been my favorite filling lately.
 
2022-10-04 9:38:04 AM  
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2022-10-04 9:38:50 AM  
For tacos, "soft" corn tortillas are best, they have the tasty corn flavor that adds to the taco.  The tortilla having a slight crispiness/char from being cooked is nice.  As for what goes on top of the tortilla, lots of things are nice.  Asada is nice, adobada is good, well made carnitas are nice.
 
2022-10-04 9:44:33 AM  
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2022-10-04 9:44:59 AM  

west.la.lawyer: Debate what?


Whether a taco is a sandwich, you know, like hot dogs.
 
2022-10-04 9:45:22 AM  
My PUFFY TACO Recipe No One Can Resist, A Very Special Recipe With Ground Beef
Youtube uz5V91JDopk
 
2022-10-04 9:45:40 AM  
Ahhh yea time to get my authentic beef chalupa supreme or maybe a crunch wrap supreme.
 
2022-10-04 9:48:59 AM  

Yellow Beard: Take a soft flour tortilla and give it a light shmear of sour cream
take a crunchy corn shell and place in the tortilla
fill it as you like
enjoy the best of both worlds without making a crunchy mess


I'll alternate between sour cream and queso, but pretty much all of this
 
2022-10-04 10:00:18 AM  
The convenience store nearby sells whole, roasted chickens for about $6. We get one, tear it apart. Then heat raw flour tortillas from the Mexican grocery, 1 min a side in a fry pan until puffy. Load up with chicken and salsa and anything else we want.

Whatever chicken is leftover goes in soup the next day.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-04 10:03:02 AM  

Veloram: Yellow Beard: Take a soft flour tortilla and give it a light shmear of sour cream
take a crunchy corn shell and place in the tortilla
fill it as you like
enjoy the best of both worlds without making a crunchy mess

I'll alternate between sour cream and queso, but pretty much all of this


Sour cream, queso, and refried beans, yussss please
 
2022-10-04 10:08:47 AM  

EBN-OZN: The convenience store nearby sells whole, roasted chickens for about $6. We get one, tear it apart. Then heat raw flour tortillas from the Mexican grocery, 1 min a side in a fry pan until puffy. Load up with chicken and salsa and anything else we want.

Whatever chicken is leftover goes in soup the next day.


I like this idea.

Tonight by coincidence was going to be tacos anyway, I just need to make another batch of my taco seasoning (paprika, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, cumin, coriander) and I'm out of coriander.
 
2022-10-04 10:10:26 AM  
Soft corn for Huevos Rancheros
Soft flour for Burrito
Crispy corn for proper tacos, got to crunch
 
2022-10-04 10:10:30 AM  

bighairyguy: west.la.lawyer: Debate what?

Whether a taco is a sandwich, you know, like hot dogs.


Porque no Los Tacos
 
2022-10-04 10:12:32 AM  
Probably have a taco salad with ground beef, pickled red onion, end of the season tomatoes, cheese and green tomato salsa from last year's post-season crop. Corn tortillas on the side. Wife will want sour cream.
 
2022-10-04 10:16:29 AM  
Crunchy is great, soft is great. I prefer flour at home because the store bought corn tortillas are garbage. I prefer corn when I'm out because it usually means it's from a street stand or from the sketchiest, most authentic taco joint tucked away in a strip mall, and neither would be caught dead buying supermarket tortillas.

I love anything on the taco spectrum, from mildly spiced ground beef and cheese in an Ortega hard shell, to a hand-sized, double tortilla'd buche taco from a truck parked on a side street in DTLA. No debate. It's good shiat.
 
2022-10-04 10:17:24 AM  
I sort of vary which kind of shells I use. I use flour or wheat tortillas for the most part but sometimes hard corn for a texture change.

Taco tip: when the ground beef/chicken is browned add about half a jar of salsa to the meat when cooking. Really brings the flavor to everything, and  it's been a popular treat with family/ friends when I make it.
 
2022-10-04 10:17:53 AM  
Ground beef with Taco Bell seasoning, pre-shredded mild cheddar, iceberg lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and sour cream! If you think that's a taco, you suck.
 
2022-10-04 10:17:57 AM  

xalres: Crunchy is great, soft is great. I prefer flour at home because the store bought corn tortillas are garbage. I prefer corn when I'm out because it usually means it's from a street stand or from the sketchiest, most authentic taco joint tucked away in a strip mall, and neither would be caught dead buying supermarket tortillas.

I love anything on the taco spectrum, from mildly spiced ground beef and cheese in an Ortega hard shell, to a hand-sized, double tortilla'd buche taco from a truck parked on a side street in DTLA. No debate. It's good shiat.


I could literally eat tacos everyday and be happy
 
2022-10-04 10:18:40 AM  
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2022-10-04 10:18:42 AM  

151: Veloram: Yellow Beard: Take a soft flour tortilla and give it a light shmear of sour cream
take a crunchy corn shell and place in the tortilla
fill it as you like
enjoy the best of both worlds without making a crunchy mess

I'll alternate between sour cream and queso, but pretty much all of this

Sour cream, queso, and refried beans, yussss please


Came to respond to Veloram but you covered the other 2 things I use to hold the crunchy shell in place.
 
2022-10-04 10:19:06 AM  

Yellow Beard: Take a soft flour tortilla and give it a light shmear of sour cream
take a crunchy corn shell and place in the tortilla
fill it as you like
enjoy the best of both worlds without making a crunchy mess


I'll do this, but use refried beans for the shmear.
 
2022-10-04 10:23:14 AM  
And when you don't have the time or ingredients to make your own seasoning, this one is pretty good
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151 [OhFark]
2022-10-04 10:24:54 AM  

phimuskapsi: I sort of vary which kind of shells I use. I use flour or wheat tortillas for the most part but sometimes hard corn for a texture change.

Taco tip: when the ground beef/chicken is browned add about half a jar of salsa to the meat when cooking. Really brings the flavor to everything, and  it's been a popular treat with family/ friends when I make it.


Last time I made tacos I substituted whatever water the crappy seasoning packet calls for (I was being lazy don't judge), with enchilada sauce, 1/4C I think? It turned out really well.

Gonna have to try salsa, I think Verde would be quite fantastic mixed with the meat.
 
2022-10-04 10:28:19 AM  

151: Last time I made tacos I substituted whatever water the crappy seasoning packet calls for (I was being lazy don't judge), with enchilada sauce, 1/4C I think? It turned out really well.

Gonna have to try salsa, I think Verde would be quite fantastic mixed with the meat.


Yeah, don't use the seasoning packs. This tastes way better and gives it a bit of kick in the heat department, but only a little. Most of the heat gets cooked out, and what remains is the flavor of the salsa.

Note: When adding the salsa do it at a mid to low heat and stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from burning.
 
2022-10-04 10:30:03 AM  

151: phimuskapsi: I sort of vary which kind of shells I use. I use flour or wheat tortillas for the most part but sometimes hard corn for a texture change.

Taco tip: when the ground beef/chicken is browned add about half a jar of salsa to the meat when cooking. Really brings the flavor to everything, and  it's been a popular treat with family/ friends when I make it.

Last time I made tacos I substituted whatever water the crappy seasoning packet calls for (I was being lazy don't judge), with enchilada sauce, 1/4C I think? It turned out really well.

Gonna have to try salsa, I think Verde would be quite fantastic mixed with the meat.


I do salsa verde ground beef/pork pretty regularly. Especially during hatch season. Turns out great.

Just supplement the meat with cumin and Mexican oregano (as needed, depending on the flavor profile of the salsa). I usually add some onions and garlic in with the meat too.
 
2022-10-04 10:33:09 AM  

Yellow Beard: And when you don't have the time or ingredients to make your own seasoning, this one is pretty good
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