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Sunday, December 12, 2010

you better crack out your mexican cookbooks or ask rick bayless - this aint yo' mamas taco


Dont think this is a sope or even confuse it with a hurache and if you said taco or chalupa you are not even close. (start googling - now) Tlacoyo (pronounced tlaw - coy - yo) is in a class by itself and while these are typically served simply with crema and cotija they are even better with a little fresh salsa of jalapeno, cilantro, avocado, tomato and onion - according to me.

Corn masa. You can use blue corn, red corn, yellow corn or white corn its up to you and I dont care what anyone tells you I can taste subtle differences in each of the corns, some are sweeter some more earthy so in my book its more than just color.

Anyway, you make these similar to a pupusa, fat like a sope, shaped like a huarache and they are stuffed. Cheese, beans, guajes, chicharron you have some filling choices, these are stuffed with refried black beans.

Tlacoyo is ready when you are, if you want to break away from the tacos of everyday then this is the dish for you.

What is wrong with this picture? I will tell you - its the knife and fork - tlacoyos are meant to be eaten with your hands - I cheated because I didnt want to get any on my new shirt.

23 comments:

the wicked noodle said...

WOW...I can not WAIT to make these! Gorgeous!

Janis said...

Man o man these look amazing. I want one NOW.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Cheese, beans, jalapeno, cilantro and avocado.....I'm on board.
Sam

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! first time I've seen this...it looks like tacos,and it looks superb!

doggybloggy said...

TWN: so good - I am going to be like the tlacoyo dj and put these on heavy rotation

janis: wisely put

sam: next stop - the carolinas - I would sure love to wander your way and put some of this stuff on your table

peach: its actually more like a sope if you know what that is - except its the stuff on the inside and the outside.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, gorgeous for sure! Love all the ingredients here!

Heff said...

As always, your food looks AMAZING !

Mo Diva said...

Never had one before... but I kinda want one now. I love how lucious that baby looks. Lke I am staring at it thinking about how good it would feel to sink my teeth into it.
Whoa.
Lovin it.
so what if you used a K&F. You did good. Im all about keeping the food off my shirt. lol.

Anette said...

Yum! Flat food delight! I like the look of that!

Mexico in my kitchen said...

Great Post. And great tlacoyos! I should go an visit you.

:)

FOODalogue said...

LOL re your shirt!!

Tlacoyo is new to me but it looks wonderful, especially with the Chez What? colorful finishing touches.

Marjie said...

I eat finger food with my fork, too, or else I'll be wearing it!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

My, oh, my. All the ingredients sound delectable. But those photos of yours just take this dish over the top! Just love the new ideas and gorgeous presentations I always find here, doggie!

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Kate said...

That looks amazing! Never heard of these... Something totally new to try! Kate @ kateiscooking

Vickie said...

Beautiful, Christo - you had me at jalapeƱo and cilantro! I've never heard of them, but they look sumptuous!

Sippity Sup said...

I am sure it's 'cuz I live in LA. But I am actually familiar with this little amigo! GREG

Jenn said...

Don't worry I won't tell anyone about the knife and fork. :)

Me like. :)

Sarah said...

I love Mexican food! These look amazing! I will definitely be trying this in the future. Thank you!

Magic of Spice said...

Love these so much...probably would have done knife and fork too, lol
These are really gorgeous though, and love the flavors :)

Chef Fresco said...

Yummy yummy, these look delish!

Lori Lynn said...

Ha! Let's see your new shirt?
Seriously, these look great, glad to learn about this, never heard of it before...
Happy Holidays Christo!
LL

Trix Middlekauff said...

Yes, I adore these - I wish I could make them as well as the ladies who I watched in Mexico City - they were SO fast. And I wish we could get huitlacohe in these parts ... they were soooo good.

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