Eat to the Beat: South-of-the-Border Potato Tacos with Avocado Sauce & Beck

October 16th, 2012 12:44 pm by Kelly Garbato


 

The song: “Satan Gave Me a Taco” by Beck (lyrics)

The foodstuff: South-of-the-Border Potato Tacos with Avocado Sauce from Vegan Junk Food

The connection: Feeling hot-hot-hot!

 

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YOU GUYS. I know I say this about all the Vegan Junk Foods, but these tacos are AMAZABALLS.

Stuffed with cheesy (Daiya AND nooch!), jalapeno-laced mashed potatoes and served with spicy avocado sauce (also with jalapenos!), these are the kind of tacos a vegan Mark Pellegrino might treat you to. (Sans aphids, of course, since bugs aren’t vegan!) When Gold says that these tacos are “South of the Border,” she means way south – think Purgatory or lower.

 

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And did I mention that they’re fried? THEY’RE FRIED, Y’ALL. Fried tacos, what evil genius is this!

I have a confession to make: because my taste buds are total wimps, I actually cheated a bit and swapped out the jalapenos for green bell peppers in the potato filling. I enjoyed my tacos plain while the mister got all the spicy avocado sauce to himself. And everyone was happy! The recipe is simple enough to adapt for households of mixed-spice tolerance.

 

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I also used a little more nutritional yeast than recommended, and added some water to the potato filling for more of a mashed potatoes feel. I keep calling them “mashed” potatoes but I’m not sure how much they’re supposed to resemble the whipped, creamy goodness of true mashed potatoes. As it stands, you boil the potatoes in small chunks and then transfer them to a skillet, where you mash and cook them with the other goodies: jalapenos, onions, Daiya, nutritional yeast, and I forget what else. Then you stuff it in the tortillas, fold, and fry.

 

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The whole process isn’t nearly as time-intensive as it sounds. The potatoes take a little while to cook – but you can always make the potato filling ahead of time and then reheat it before serving. Or just make the potatoes – they’re one delicious side dish! The frying goes really quick, with less than a minute of cook time per taco. At first I started out doing two at a time, until I discovered that I had more luck with one per batch: it’s easier to concentrate, with more room to move, and it all goes pretty durn fast anyway.

I meant to photograph my plate with my little devil dog (Peedee the rat terrier!) figurine looking on. But when the time came, I totally forgot – even though I set it right out on my desk (NEXT TO MY CAMERA EVEN!) and everything. So here he is; the devil will not be denied!

 

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Fallen Doggeh, tries to lead the mortal dogs into temptation. But with a pile of poo instead of an apple. (The poo represents inappropriate chewing. GO TEAM FREE WILL!)

On that note: HAPPY TACO TUESDAY, Y’ALL!

 

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4 Responses to “Eat to the Beat: South-of-the-Border Potato Tacos with Avocado Sauce & Beck”

  1. Lizzie Says:

    Oh my. Oh my, oh my! Those look so tasty! *Fried* tacos AND Beck? Yes, thank you!!

  2. Susmitha - Veganosaurus Says:

    Holy wowzers!! Or should I say UN-Holy? :op Fried tacos stuffed with potatoes and avocado on the side with LOTS of nooch? Just listening to tge whole description is making my mouth water. Yum!!

  3. Sal Says:

    I’m the idea of frying a taco. Genius.

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