In France? Nada. Taco packets cost upwards of 3 euro... the shells or tortillas are just... well beyond budget. So I got the great idea to invite some very close friends in France to a 'Taco Night', just because I love a culinary challenge and I really wanted to see a bunch of French people try to eat tacos.
Everything was from scratch. Last week when I went on and on about the Producer's Market in the 7ème, it was all the veggies I had actually bought for this event. I wanted to do it right. I had some problems with the tortillas- lard exists but I really didn't want to go to Guillotière to try and hunt for a tub of fat... so I created my own recipe using beautiful French butter... which was AMAZING.
I made 28 tortillas that night, perfect little round shapes. It was an engine, I'd roll the dough into a ball, press, fry for 20 seconds each side, place in tin foil... repeat.
The veggies were stirfried. The chicken was stirfried. The meat got a seasoning packet my Momma sent me in September- except it was EXTRA HOT so everyone was burning.
Here's a photo of everything on the table. I documented it, but mind the bad quality pictures... a mix of the tequila shots and overly-full stomach made me really take some awful photos.
|No One Started... Yet|
|Bri gave the tutorial... bread (which they didn't know the name of, so it kept being called crêpe, very funny) meat, cheese..|
|Tiphaine was a Taco Eatin' Pro|
|We had Sangria... which is really Spanish but whatever, it worked.|
|But his pile resembled more of a 'Taco car crash'|
Yup. That's how I fed tacos to the French. Just to mention, they loved it... so not ALL cuisine in the States is crap... :)