Making deep fried tacos

Ok, Homesick Texan, I am going to have to start paying you royalties or something. So, a while back the menfolk hereabouts made deep fried tacos whiel I took pics. I posted them on Twitpic but did not blog about it. Here it goes:
I used Homesick Texan’s recipe, only with flour that was soaked and lard rather than veg oil:

Two cups of all-purpose flour (can make them whole wheat by substituting one cup of whole-wheat flour for white flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of lard
3/4 cups of warm milk

I combined the warm milk and the lard to melt the lard into submission and used flour that I had started soaking the previous evening (half white, half white whole wheat that was freshly ground).
I mixed it all together into a sticky mass then wrapped it into a ball of plastic-wrapped stickiness and let it rest in the fridge for around 1/2 hour. I then divided the dough into 8 balls, and let them rest for a while while I wandered around, chasing dogs and flies. I get distracted easily, what can I say?

deep fried tacos


I rolled the suckers out got ready to fry!

deep fried tacos

We stuffed the tortillas with canned meat from last year that had been shredded and cooked a bit in our canned salsa, onion, cumin, chili powder and garlic, then folded them over, deep fried them and stuffed them when they came out of the fryer with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and more salsa. Very satisfying!

Here is where the men came in.

Max actually frying tacos:

deep fried tacos and Max

Here he is again working hard, looking serious. He is a perfesshunal, you know. An actual chef.

Max making deep fried tacos

Here is Steven “helping”.

steven and tacos


Here is Daniel “helping”.

daniel and the guys

Now I’ve been overrun by men:

overrun by men

Can you see in that pic I was trying to pressure can green beans that day?

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