Mexican cuisine is one of the most varied in the world, both in terms of its ingredients and the diversity of its dishes. It could be said that each state and even each city of that country has its own cuisine.
In this post we are going to talk about a typical food of Mexican cuisine whose long-standing consumption has become very popular and today it is eaten in many parts of the world.
We are referring to tacos, specifically golden tacos or tacos dorados. We will see their characteristics, how to cook them and some tips about their consumption.
Characteristics of tacos
They are perhaps Mexico’s most popular dish, so much so that they have transcended its borders and are now found all over the world. They are such an important part of the country’s cuisine that Mexicans have created idioms with them. For example, “echar un taco” is synonymous with going to a restaurant or “a falta de amor, tacos al pastor”.
Curiously, their recipe could not be easier to prepare. They are corn or wheat flour tortillas in which an ingredient is introduced. And that is precisely where the value of tacos lies, because depending on what they contain, they give rise to a great variety of dishes and have different names. But two of the most popular are:
- Pastor’s tacos: Normally it’s filled with marinated pork, although it can also be prepared with veal. This marinade is prepared with spices, achiote and ground red pepper. Onions, pineapple and cilantro are also added, as well as a variety of sauces.
- Golden tacos: the filling is made of shredded chicken meat, beans and potatoes. They are fried in this way and then shredded cheese, lettuce and sauce are added. In some regions, they are eaten with another green sauce or chicken broth in which they are soaked.
We will focus on this last one because it is considered one of the most requested thanks to its appetizing flavor.
How to prepare the tacos dorados
These easy-to-make golden tacos are the perfect crispy, chewy tacos that your family won’t stop asking for.
Tacos dorados are usually made with corn tortillas. The tortillas are heated, then filled with a small amount of shredded ground beef or chicken, then pan-fried.
When preparing a small batch of tacos dorados, you can heat your corn tortillas directly in the heated pan. Add the filling once the tortilla is heated and fold over. Then continue cooking as directed.
For the stuffing, you can choose from sausage, pork, beef, turkey or chicken. All cook in a very short time, and can take on almost any flavor with the right spices.
The resulting taco shell is crispy, yet chewy, and soft enough at the seam where folded that they can be opened like a book. This allows you to lift one side and add your favorite taco toppings with the beef or chicken layer. What’s so great about tacos dorados? The fillings you like to stuff into your tacos along the side of the meat filling, rather than on top. You get all those great flavors in every bite!
The biggest advantage is undoubtedly that the delicious, crunchy taco doesn’t fall apart while you’re eating it. When people say it is better than any store-bought hard taco, they always fall short. There is an immense difference!
Top your tasty tacos with sauces like the famous pico de gallo, Rojaou sauce, green sauce and a little creamy guacamole for a great taco night!!!
In this link https://mahatmarice.com/recipes/rice-and-beans-tacos-dorados/ you will find a recipe for you to try cooking your own golden tacos. You also have there relevant information about this Mexican dish.
Tips for making golden tacos
- When filling your tortillas, do not push the meat too close to the edges of the tortilla as it will be more likely to fall off when cooking and/or flipping the tacos.
- There are differences between homemade corn tortillas and traditional wheat flour tortillas. However, both are usually perfect when combined. Wheat flour tortillas are more flexible.
- Apart from the traditional tomato sauces, you can include a fresh herb sauce, such as green chimichurri.
- Seal your preparation successfully using toppings such as feta cheese, chunks of fresh cheese or shredded Cheddar cheese, pickled onions, sliced radish to add a more veggie texture,