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Old 09-28-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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What's a puffy taco?....Heaven.
The mere mention of puffy tacos makes my mouth water. Yum!

Anyone got the recipe to make the tortillas puff-up like that?
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Henry's Puffy Tacos was better at the old Bandera/St Cloud location (the old Luby's area)....I sure do.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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Cristan's Tacos on San Pedro used to make the best puffy tacos back in the 70s.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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Jakala makes the best.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:48 PM
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I've never had one that was edible. Greasy, soggy messes. But I've only ordered them a couple of times. I don't think they are my cup of tea.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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Wellllll, maybe I have a misconception of what some of you are describing, because.....
in So Calif, where I did most of my alleged growing up.... if you went to any authentic Mexican restaurant and ordered a taco, the tortilla was deep fried to order, and they always 'puffed up'.... (AND they were always 'handmade' tortillas, never from a plastic bag package).... they folded them at some point during the deep fry, and the puffiness was random and merely a result of 'pockets' in the homemade tortrilla.... sometimes you'd get a little dribble of grease from the pocket in fact....
(lard was used if the place was REALLY authentic.....)

Is this what you guys are referring to as 'puffy' tacos???

(At home, I always deep fried fresh tortillas for the tacos... mmmmm yummmmm!!!) and yes, in Lard!!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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What's a Puffy Taco !!!???!!! Where you from NEEEW YOORRK City???
OK so I don't know what a puffy taco is....yet. I do know what a pastrami on rye is though

I guess it's something you have to experience at least once. Thanx for the information everyone!
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: 78245
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Henry's Puffy Tacos was better at the old Bandera/St Cloud location (the old Luby's area)....I sure do.
I agree. I went the other day and ordered a Lemonade , the waitress came back with a regular sized cup w/their lemonade. For those of you that donít know, their lemonade is homemade and awesome but you have to buy a cup every re-fill (which used to be worth it) because they had a special cup. (larger than the regular tea cups) Also, itís not the same employees. I got used to the wait staff at the other location. Food doesnít taste the same either. Canít put my finger on it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
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The Puffy Taco "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" will replay again on Food TV October 11th. He challenged Diana Barrios from the La Hacienda restaurants here in SA.

Here are the links to Bobby Flay's recipe for his filling and the taco shell recipe courtesy of Diana Barrios. (But on the show she says they make their own masa instead of the maseca from the store so her's are better!)

Yucatan Chicken Puffy Tacos with Peanut-Red Chili BBQ Sauce and Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe: Recipes: Food Network
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: 78245
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