My friend Claudia is always the hit of any gathering. She is from Guadalajara, Mexico, and she can cook. She walks into the party, school function, etc with a bundle of these wrapped up in foil and a freshly cooked salsa then let the swarming begin. You’d better get there early, because they disappear in seconds. She tells me that these rolled tacos, or taquitos as they are referred to in local restaurants, are called “tacos” where she is from. Far be it from me to question lest she not share.
When I was 14 years old, I went to Mexico with my Spanish class. We visited Mexico City, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. I never saw anything that resembled a taco. While, in Mexico City, I survived on Coca-cola, jugo de naranja and pan tostado (toast). I had never been away from home before, let alone another country, unless you count Canada, which you shouldn’t. I was ignorant and childish. We ate in traditional, middle class restaurants with traditional foods. It was so different from the casseroles and ground beef this and that I was accustomed to, I lost quite a bit of weight. Unfortunately, today I eat almost anything.
After we had left the smelliest place on earth, that was my 14 year old impression of Mexico City, we went to Guadalajara where we were split up amongst local families to live. I lucked out, really. My family were the owners of an English school. He was from England, she Spain. They had three children, a beautiful house and it was a fun, but comforting. We ate hotdogs, steak, potato chips, pancakes, milk blended with bananas and helados (ice cream)! Also they spoke English, which was good, since my Spanish was not.
Claudia usually uses rotisserie chicken, but I made them with pork carnitas and cabbage. Back home, in Mexico, I am sure that goat is probably a popular version. My version of this recipe is probably not traditional. The addition of the cabbage and the sprouted corn tortillas make it so, I believe, but they are always a hit with kids and adults alike!
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I feed a hungry man and two teenage boys who have an insatiable appetite for tasty eats. The boys have jumped on board Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, please join us on our journey for crave worthy unprocessed foods. ~Kristen
~please note: i am not an doctor, dietitian, or certified anything. everything on this blog is my opinion, and should be taken as such.
~also note: all ingredients and supplies used in the recipes have been purchased by myself, unless otherwise noted. cheers.