Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

Tacos are a very popular dish not only in Mexico but also here in the US, but have you ever thought how tacos came about. There is anthropological evidence that the Mexican indigenous population living in the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish and history says that Spaniard conquerors first enjoyed tacos in Coyoacan during the Hernan Cortes times. Tacos a very portable option for a quick bite on the go but also are a way for us to transform leftovers. Mexican cuisine is all about utilizing everything nothing goes to waste so dishes like tacos, sopes or tostadas are a favorite option to reuse meat and casserole dishes from the day before. Today I am sharing with you crispy tacos stuffed with potato, chorizo and jalapeno pepper hash I prepared for breakfast. This is an easy recipe for preparing Crispy Tacos for National Taco Day which is this October 4th, so let’s cook!


  • 1 cup of potato and chorizo hash (recipe here)
  • 12 corn tortillas (3 tacos per person)
  • 1/3 peanut oil
  • 2 cups of mix of shredded white and purple cabbage and carrots (commonly used for coleslaw, you can buy commercial mix in a bag)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of chopped jalapeno chiles (canned)
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 4 guests. You will need a sauteing pan, a slotted spatula, a spoon, paper towels, a plate and a bowl for mixing

How to Make Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

How to Make Crispy Tacos

Start by warming the tortillas for easy folding, then stuff with the potatoes and chorizo hash and fold. Do this with the 12 tortillas which will serve 3 tacos per person. Then place the sauteing pan on the stove and add some peanut oil, let it get hot and fry the tacos three at a time. Tacos will be ready when golden brown. Place tacos on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove excess fat due to the frying process. To keep the tacos warm you can place them inside the oven at low temperature.

Cabbage Slaw to garnish Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

Cabbage Slaw to garnish Crispy Tacos

For preparing the slaw use a bowl add the cabbage mix and the chopped jalapeños, then add the lemon juice and season with black pepper and salt. Adding the slaw as a topping for the tacos will be a crunchy fresh surprise and will help balance the dish. If you don’t like cabbage you can replace with shredded romaine lettuce.

Serving Suggestion Crispy Tacos for #NationalTacoDay

Serving Suggestion: Crispy Tacos

This crispy tacos you can serve for lunch or dinner and pair with a refreshing lemonade or hibiscus agua fresca

Happy National Taco Day!


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  • coolchillmom

    you are talking my language
    So in the mood for tacos today
    Let’s get celebrating!!!

  • Karina Fernández @consaborakafe

    Those tacos look delicious. We’re having tacos for dinner.

  • Diana Rodriguez – Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Que Delicia!!!… guardo la receta!!

  • Veronica Cervera

    Adoro la cocina mexicana y esta receta es una maravilla.
    Buen finde y abrazos.

  • Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Que rico se ven!! The frying I will leave to the experts, everytime I try to flip them over the contents go flying. ::sigh:: What can I say? Soy Cubana, we don’t do delicate. BB2U

  • S. Yissele

    No sabia que era el día del Taco, me lo perdi pero con tu receta festejare a lo grande Yummy! Muchas gracias por compartirla Querida Adriana!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

  • Adriana- Hogar-Mujer

    Se ven deliciosos, me anoto la receta gracias.

  • Natalia

    Qué buenos tacos! Y con lo mucho que me gustan!

  • Cristina

    Siempre he querido ensayar esta receta y ahora no hay excusa para probar esta delicia!!

  • House of Bedlam

    Tacos are big around here – this recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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