Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Breakfast Tacos

After watching the “Sin City” special edition, and specifically Robert Rodriguez’s mouthwatering recipe for breakfast tacos, I decided to follow his lead and make them for dinner. And you know what? They were awesome. One was potato, then other tomato, onion and jalapeno. But the secret was the homemade tortillas. I agree with Rodriguez: once you make your own tortillas, you will never get those nasty, rubbery things at the store again. So, to help better the world, here is his family tortilla recipe:

Tortillas:

Mix
2 cups flour
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter (or lard)

Crumble together until coarse (like corn meal)

Add 3/4 cup warm water, mix until sticky, remove sticky clumps, add more water to bowl, repeat until all dough is sticky and combined into a big mound.

Kneed sticky dough in hands or in mixer for 2 minutes, until smooth and elastic
Break dough up into 8-10 golf ball sized balls
Dampen cloth with warm water and let cloth sit on dough for 20 minutes

Pre-heat pan medium-high
Flatten dough into discs, roll flat, place on heat, cook 8 seconds then flip, then cook 1-1 1/2 minutes until bubbles form, flip and press edges, move to tortilla warmer.

So good!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Alma said...

The Sin City Breakfast Tacos were great, but Josh forgot to mention a key ingredient in the filling: eggs! I think he used 4-6 eggs, 1 jalapeno, 1 tomato, 1 potato, and 1/4 onion.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Yes! What's the complete recipe for the breakfast tacos?! Reproduce here in the comments section, my hero.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert also used diced and fried tortillas for the filling :)

1:35 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I think I remembered to mention the diced, fried corn tortillas. But I didn't think they were a stand-alone filling. I seem to remember them getting tossed in with the peppers, tomatoes, onions and whatnot tacos.

9:40 AM  

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