I think hubby thinks I'm losing it. I've done nothing but talk about tacos for the past week. I've been craving those delicious Mexican treats since before Easter and ever since we returned home, I've been on a mission to make a Paleo-friendly soft taco recipe. This is what I came up with.
Let's start with the tortillas. I've tried a couple different recipes, one that was basically scrambled eggs, and one that I have turned into an excellent crepe recipe (will post). Both of those were missing that classic "chew" that a yummy soft taco shell has. I pinned a couple plantain tortilla recipes but frankly, I was a bit terrified of them. Well today, my craving allowed me to break through! The recipe I used is an adaptation from zen belly catering.
2 large green plantains
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and chop your plantains. Place in blender and pulse until smooth. Add in egg, egg white, melted coconut oil, vinegar, and salt. Puree until smooth.
Drop 2 tablespoons of batter into four areas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Zen belly recommends using a ladle and then wet fingers to spread out the batter but I found a small, wet, offset spatula worked phenomenal (and no messy fingers!). Spread the batter so that they end up being 5" in diameter. Pop into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges just turn golden brown. When removed from the oven, wrap the tortillas in a damp tea towel and place in a warm spot until you are ready to eat.
I topped mine with seasoned ground beef, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and homemade salsa.
Tell me that doesn't look amazing!
As you can see, it's soft, pliable, and soooo yummy! They were even hubby approved and he raved that they tasted "so fresh".
Note: This recipe should make 12+ tortillas. I ended up only making 8 and seasoned the rest of the batter with homemade taco seasoning and baked it into "homemade Doritos" for tomorrow's taco salad lunch. Exact same batter just smear batter into a thin layer and bake for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, cut the dough into cracker/Dorito shaped pieces and pop back into the oven and bake until crisp! Yum! I will do my best to post a full recipe for this!