Friday, August 19, 2011

Crispy Breakfast Tacos To Go

Have some leftovers?
Need a good breakfast meal?
Good, because I have one!

I was watching PBS a few weeks ago
and they were featuring Pati's Mexican Table.
If it's Mexican, I'm in!!!
This is the original recipe,

Naturally, I only had a few of the ingredients,
 but hey, I can improvise!
OK, here goes...

Filling Ingredients:
3 medium potatoes, boiled. Cool, and cut into cubes (skins on or off, your choice)
about 1/2 pound cooked pork roast, minced

1 small onion, minced
3 or 4 ribs of celery, minced (use some leaves too)
2  roma tomatoes, seeds removed and minced
(after mincing I put them into a strainer to drain off the liquid)
oil for sautéing  (3 turns of the pan)
oil for frying ( about 1")
about 12 corn tortillas
Seasonings, I used salt, lemon pepper, mexican oregano and cumin

Sautee onions, celery  and tomatoes in oil about 5 minutes.
Add pork roast.
Heat roast/veggie mixture about 4 minutes.
Add potatoes.
Mash everything together with your potato masher or a large spoon.
You now have something that resembles hash.
Remove from heat.

Fan your tortillas on a plate, dome with another plate and warm in microwave for about 4 minutes.

Now we're ready to roll!!!

Spread a few tablespoons of the potato, veggie, meat mixture on the tortilla and roll up cigar style.
Secure end with a toothpick.

Securing, safety pin style
Patti suggested picking 2 together. I tried that the first time.
Second time I ran a tooth pick through them each individually.
This time I used the toothpick like a safety pin, worked much better!

Frying, cast iron style

Fry them up in about 1' of hot oil, (about 350 degrees), turning once, until they're lightly browned.
Use tongs to remove from pan.
When you're removing them from the pan, tilt slightly to drain off  the excess oil.
Place on a paper towel lined platter.

Draining on vintage platter
You can also bake these.
Temps here are still in the 100's plus, so baking is not an option right now.

These are yummy hot or cold.
I package them up 3 to a zip baggie, makes 4 breakfast meals.
If you are eating these at home, try dipping in some sour cream and salsa, even better!

Tomorrow I'm off to get this hair cut.
17" of ponytail is more than enough for Locks of Love!

New do in the works!!!
Nathan says "hi" to everyone, he's missing our cooking together!

The next Iron Chef?

Till next time,


sawn48 said...

Back at ya, Nathan.Hope you having fun where you are.We're keeping a good check on Terry.

Terry,hope you had better luck than I ,with my cooking venture today. I'm trying my hand at Fried Apple Pies.My first few tries, years ago did not turn out too good, so I never tried again.Tomorrow is our Family Reunion, so I'm practicing,in hopes of that being my contributing dish for the occasion.Pop says he'll be my taste tester.

Willow's Dream said...

Hey Ter,
those look pretty yummy... I'll have to give them a try. Right now I am knitting hats for winter. There is a project that we have here in asheville that provides hand knitted hats, scarves and gloves to the homeless and to veterans. So, i'm trying my hand at making some hats. Remember when aunt Rainy taught us to knit? Mom never could teach me because I was a lefty and she just couldn't show me how to do it. So Aunt Rainy and Phil's mom taught me how. I sure miss them both.
Love you ter,

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Hey Sue - I call Nathan nearly every evening.
We have good talks and he likes to play me music.
He even sings some of the songs for me.

Have fun at the family get-together!!!

Jamie - I don't remember Aunt Rainy teaching us to knit, I do remember learning in home EC though.

It's funny but I do most everything right handed except write. I've been practicing to do that righty too, just to see if I can. Also been teaching myself to write backwards, as in doing a crossword and starting with the letter at the end of the word and working to the beginning of the word.
Don't know if there's a calling for a skill like that but I figure it keeps my mind alert!
Or maybe I'm just weird....?