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hard shell tacos

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:40 am
by Moni
Okay, seriously. How do you eat these damn things without making an unholy mess?!
Halp :(

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:00 pm
by Liesbeth
feel the force.
then use a napkin.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:48 pm
by sour29
I hate hard shell tacos. The taste of hard tortilla actually makes me physically ill. No Doritos, Sun Chips, Nachos, hard tacos, etc. However, I love soft tortilla. Wraps, soft tacos, etc. are all awesome. Go figure.

Point of this post: I don't know.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:16 pm
by Squid
Hmmm.

I honestly haven't had a hard shell taco since I was a kid. In the 80's I seem to recall that it was a big deal to try and do fast foods at home* - with varying degrees of success**. Most places that I am aware of have soft tacos now. But I bet they are crunchy-tastic, no? I remember being very excited to be eating something akin to a giant tortilla chip for dinner.

That said, I used to hold them to one side so that when the inevitable crack-in-half occurred, I didn't lose half the shell. Tough to explain. We need visuals.



* Lawry's Seasoned Salt, you've got a lot to answer for. And you too, Appian Way Pizzas!

** Quoth Eddie Murphy, "That's not McDonald's!!!"

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:07 am
by Flyn
Appian Way Pizza may be the least appetizing picture of food ever to be placed upon a box.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:39 pm
by No You Are
The mess is part of the fun.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:14 am
by Unremarkable
I always have the same problem with hard shell tacos. Soft shell tacos >>>> hard shell tacos. Also, you could always wrap a soft tortilla with beans around a hard shell to make the Double Decker taco. Mmmmmmm......

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:20 pm
by kategottli
off topic (in an off topic post):

I was in Minneapolis this weekend and was at a restaurant that had MACARONI AND CHEESE PIZZA on the menu.

Unfortunately I was with a bunch of girls who "care" about what they "eat", and it only came in a 12 slice and there was NO WAY I would be able to eat 12 slices of pizza and a pasta dinner combined.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:23 pm
by sour29
There's a place in Ottawa that sells Mac 'n Cheese hamburgers. I don't know how I feel about that.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:05 am
by LoveSickJerk
There is absolutely nothing like a hardshell Mighty Taco from Mighty Taco.

They're so good, as folks in that second link testify to, that their food can't even be considered "Tex-Mex" or "Southwest" or "Mexican" style food. It's Mighty, not just a "hard shell taco". Though they are just as messy as any other hardshell.

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:08 pm
by Harvey Winters
The mess is the best part!!! You eat 2-3 tacos, and there's like a whole other meal on your plate...
That's how taco salad was invented, I'll bet...

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:48 am
by leigh
the key is they need to have meat, greasy meat. let the grease soak into the shell until it's soft...

Re: hard shell tacos

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:52 pm
by kategottli
Mighty Taco? You just said the magic words.

I love driving by those and seeing blinking signs advertising fish tacos.