Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fried Tacos

I must take a break between the Royal Wedding blogs to say "Happy Cinco de Mayo!" You could have an amazing dinner tonight if you make these yummy tacos. I came up with this recipe when I saw a post from Pioneer Woman. She made them using chicken, which is yummy I am sure, but I had some ground turkey to use up and decided to try it on this recipe. I am trying to plan a 3Bs taco night soon, because this is one of the recipes that I can't wait to share!!
Does the name "fried taco" scare you? Don't let it! If you do them right they will not be greasy, but delicious. My health nut husband who complains often about food being "too heavy" couldn't get enough of these!!

Fried Tacos
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground turkey
corn tortillas
salt
Taco seasonings: (or you could just use 1/2 packet of pre-mixed taco seasoning)
1/8 tsp salt and pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cumin
(not pictured)- 2 Tbsp diced green chilies
Toppings:
Mexican cheese Blend (or shredded cheddar)
1/2 tomato
1/2 avocado
ice berg lettuce, or cabbage
cilantro
sour cream
Cook ground turkey until done.
Add green chilies and seasonings to meat, stir.
Heat oil in a cast iron skillet until really hot! Test to see if it is ready by inserting part of the tortilla into it. If it beginning to sizzle then it is ready.
Put about 3 Tbsp of meat into tortilla and fold. (if tortillas break you can heat them in microwave for about 20 seconds and they will be more flexible). 
Use tongs to carefully insert taco into oil.
You can do about 3 at a time.
Cook for about one minute then use your tongs to flip it over. 
When it is crisp, pick up taco with tongs and let the oil drain out of it. 

Wrap it in a paper towel and shake hard to get all remaining oil out. Be careful to wrap the towel around the ends of the taco or else you will shake the meat out.
Salt both side of the taco.
Line up your toppings so people can choose.
The tacos look delicious!
Start with sour cream, then stuff with lettuce or cabbage. 
Then tomato, avocado and cilantro.
And cheese!
SOO delicious!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Have a margarita and a taco for me please!

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Great job! Looks like a deliciously fantastic recipe! :)