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RE: deep fried tacos 2004/08/28 23:11:34 (permalink)
I have eaten at La Hacienda(across the street) and Molina's since I was 2 years old. Don't know whether it's still around, but I remember the barrels of chiles very well, and the food was superior. I don't believe most people ever knew it was there. You are correct about the consistency of the meat too. Very finely ground, and VERY spicy.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2004/08/29 16:43:55 (permalink)
I don't believe Molina's is still around. Art's and Reyna's are still down the street. If someone knows if Molina's is open please give a post. In - A - Tub in Kansas City, North still does deep fried tacos. When I was in high school and didn't eat meat I would rationalize that all cheese deep fried tacos from Molina's or In - A - Tub were much healthier than evil meat! I sure do miss them. The mexican food in the KC area is changing with the new immigrants. Much of the really good Mexican food is in the Northeast area, but I haven't seen fried tacos like the one's from our childhood. I'm just waiting for a Oaxacan restaurant. Might be a long wait.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/06/21 17:25:54 (permalink)
still havent found another place that serves tacos like TASTY TACO in Des Moines Iowa.....time to take another road trip for a fix.........
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/06/25 12:11:17 (permalink)
My wife says she used to get fried tacos in Hermiston, Oregon from friends and neighbors.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/07/20 16:14:54 (permalink)
don't know bout ticos in boulder but was sorry to see senor miquels go under. had om grweat times there
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/07/20 16:17:33 (permalink)
raised on fried tacos in ca in 50s, still the best kind and i'm still goin stong fried or not
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/07/20 16:55:25 (permalink)
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Bill--Emporia, KS, home of KSTC now known as Emporia State University. I grew up in Johnson Co, KS, though now live in the East. I sure do miss the great Mexican food to be found in KS. My husand (a Philadelphian by birth) even misses it. I indoctrinated him pretty well while we lived in KC.


Sharon, I'm an Emporia State grad, class of 1990. I take it that since you referred to the school as KSTC you attended a few years before I did.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/07/25 14:26:30 (permalink)
The Spanish Inn in Snyder, TX makes their tacos this way. Yummmmmmmmm.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/11/30 12:09:39 (permalink)
Twister, where is Snyder, Tx? We snacked on JItheB tacos last Sunday and I started
thinking about grease.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/12/01 16:31:13 (permalink)
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Here's the recipe for Jack-In-The-Box Tacos....






I have to admit, that does sound tasty. I might have to try it.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2005/12/12 18:28:53 (permalink)
Yikes, I'm sorry, I completely flaked out on Roadfood for months, didn't I?

Snyder is about 75 miles (more or less) south of Lubbock, roughly 70 east of Midland.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/01/05 14:31:54 (permalink)
Renewed interest in Deep Fried Tacos!
Peas!
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/08/17 15:01:19 (permalink)
Best: Ruiz's in Florissant, MO a northern suburb of St. Louis.The tortilla was thin and ever so crisp and delicate. The beef was moist and spiced mildly, the toppings were piled on in an orderly fashion and the picante sauce had a nice garlic bite to it. Dip the thing in their slasa verde and you are one step away from heaven.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/08/17 15:47:10 (permalink)
I have been trying to stay away from everything deep fried,though once in awhile I'll get the tacos at Jack in the Box.
I may try to make some myself for a change.Maybe tonight I'll make some Goya refried beans with chorizo and cheese tacos for dinner and fry them up.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/08/21 13:40:57 (permalink)
In high school I had two buddies that worked at Jack in Box and kept me in a steady supply of late night tacos. They used to scrape the guts outta one and make like an oreo double stuffer. Then fry em up and hand me a bag full. broke da mouth.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/09/24 13:49:51 (permalink)
Is the tortilla flour or corn??
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/09/24 13:55:09 (permalink)
Corn!
Otherwise it would be a chimichanga.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/09/24 14:25:16 (permalink)
Gotcha. Bobby Flay is doing a throw down tomorrow night on the Food Network on Puffy Tacos. Got to watch that
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/09/24 16:11:14 (permalink)
Hey dandy, thanks! Puffy tacos are basically the same thing.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/09/25 16:34:36 (permalink)
does anyone know who sells jack in the box style tacos to fry up at home, we dont have them here in florida, i would greatly appreciate it.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/12/03 01:55:49 (permalink)
Northern Arizona features tacos in a similar style. They are called old-style or Freddie's tacos. Freddie's was a diner in town that served these tacos but they have since closed down. These tacos are a staple, featured on many menus at local eateries. The best, of course, are cooked in the kitchen but all-you-can-eat tacos still makes for a good night.
The main difference between what I have read on here is that they are fried with raw ground beef.
Here is a basic recipe:

Ground Beef
Corn tortillas
Oil

(Garnish)
tomato
onions
Cheddar (or Cheddar/Jack mix)
Lettuce
Salsa (homemade if you can)

Heat the oil. Place the raw beef on half of the corn tortilla, spreading it so it covers half the tortilla.
Place the flat tortilla in hot oil. When the tortilla is pliable, fold the taco so it is "closed".
Fry until golden brown and meat is done.

Top with everything and a pinch of salt.


These tacos may not be heart friendly but are mouth friendly.
Super simple and satisfying. .








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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/12/03 05:24:08 (permalink)
Well... Okay, the Jack in the Box product is good. And I can't believe there are folks who have to drive hours to get to one. I'm OK with the fried taco, but it seems kinda crazy, really, because you can get savory with the addition, as many folks mention, of finely chopped potato, with the beef really well drained of grease. Also, I think a nice, thin hard shell probably has a lot less calories than a thick, just fried one, oui?
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/12/03 11:15:03 (permalink)
Get the book Tex-Mex by Robb Walsh.He has a chapter on tacos.
Deep frying them with the filling inside was the old way of making them.Then they pried them apart to add the lettuce and tomato.
At some point in time the restraunts decided to use already shaped fried taco shells.I guess less labor invovled.
I bought some of the Old El Paso standable taco shells or whatever they call them. They have a flat bottom and you can stand them up to fill them.It will make it easier for me to fill with the lettuce and tomato and cheese.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2007/12/03 12:10:23 (permalink)
Bill Voss, I know exactly what you refer to as 'Sheer heaven' when thinking about a nice fat deep fried taco! Grew up in Chicago where this little 'hole in the wall' place introduced me to deep fried tacos. You would pry them open and add lettuce and tomato. A true taste of heavenly bliss. I have craved these for years! Jack in the box comes close; not the same. Jack's beef tastes like it is mixed with a soy mixture. The same little place in Chicago introduced me to italian beef, dripping with juice, a stack of beef, with a few strips of green pepper. Can not find anything close to these here in Oregon.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/15 10:08:59 (permalink)
Any folks from Cali or Nevada ever have Jimboy's tacos, based in SacTown?
These seem like a west coast version done on a grill based on this description on CH:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/478480#3286593
"About a zillion times. IMO, the best fast food taco you can get. They are even better at the Roseville Auction though....

They cook the taco differently. No taco shell, the tortilla is fried on a griddle, the meat added, to the inside, the tortilla folded, cheese melted over it and then parmesan cheese is sprinkled on the outer shell.

Lettuce is the only thing added after cooking. Best with the "hot" sauce (original)."

I'm been to Denio's lots of times but never realized these were special and have never ordered one.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/15 10:21:15 (permalink)
Jack-in-Box...they could be the worst of the worst..and didn't they kill a bunch of people a few years back with some contaminated food? They are enough calories in tacos already without adding the grease factor.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/15 10:36:30 (permalink)
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Jack-in-Box...they could be the worst of the worst..and didn't they kill a bunch of people a few years back with some contaminated food? They are enough calories in tacos already without adding the grease factor.

hmmm. You're treading on thin ice in these parts by disparaging J in The B
Besides, after their problems several years ago, they cook everything when you order
it. It's not held in a bin.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/23 16:33:41 (permalink)
I'm not sure about on the road but my family lived in Tucson when we were kids and that's the only way we knew how to make them. Spice them like regular Mexican foods, cumin, a little chile powder, oregano etc. We also added "red neck" guacamole (peas out of a can) because when we moved from there back in the 1950s there weren't very many Mexican restaurants around.. Back then we cooked them in Crisco "lard" but have since changed to healthier alternatives. Too late for my older brother he had to have by-pass surgery. Get a good, somewhat thick tortilla, not the regular grocery store stuff.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/23 16:40:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by HollyDolly

Get the book Tex-Mex by Robb Walsh.He has a chapter on tacos.
Deep frying them with the filling inside was the old way of making them.Then they pried them apart to add the lettuce and tomato.
At some point in time the restraunts decided to use already shaped fried taco shells.I guess less labor invovled.
I bought some of the Old El Paso standable taco shells or whatever they call them. They have a flat bottom and you can stand them up to fill them.It will make it easier for me to fill with the lettuce and tomato and cheese.


It cost too much in grease which is very expensive. I've tried to get several restaurants to do it. Only the ones that I was a regular friend of the owner would do it.
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RE: deep fried tacos 2008/01/24 00:23:41 (permalink)
Well, this is pretty amazing, I appear to be #14,001 reading this topic!
There are not really a lot of replies, but my goodness, 14K reads. Wow.
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