International Incident Party – Tacos

This month’s International Incident Party theme was tacos!

Since I kind of slacked off the past couple of parties, you know when I didn’t make my own dumpling wrappers and then when Conor and I didn’t make noodles from scratch… I figured I better pick up my game this time.

I hunted around for some corn tortillas from scratch and found a few recipes, including this one from In Jennie’s Kitchen that gave me hope – if her little girls can make them, I should be able to, right?

My inspiration came later on when I was in the grocery store and I spied a packet of blue corn meal and I knew I wanted to make blue corn tortillas.  I used this recipe from Food Network and whilst they didn’t come out as professional as I would have liked them, I was fairly pleased with the results.  Next time I make them, I would definitely add a little less water or more flour and rest the little balls of dough a bit longer before I roll them out. They were kind of sticky and hard to roll, hence the odd shapes.

Would I make them again? Definitely – they were so tasty and it was really satisfying to make them from scratch. My guests were impressed and ate them all up – and they weren’t just being polite!

We made breakfast tortillas with black beans, eggs scrambled with feta, guacamole from scratch and a cherry tomato salsa with lime dressing.

Pretty much your perfect breakfast!

Thanks for coming everyone!!! Can’t wait til next month!

Don’t forget to check out everyone’s contributions:

69 thoughts on “International Incident Party – Tacos”

  1. I would love to get my hand on that blue corn meal!! I think I finally can track it down here in Australia! That is so delicious!

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  2. i actually love that rustic look and feel on the blue corn tortillas! bravo! i actually want to eat them straight out of my screen, since i am also pining for a trip t Mexico! hopefully, to san miguel de allende and guanajuato!

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  3. I love that you used blue corn, that’s great. I agree with the previous poster that the rustic look of these tacos is incredibly appealing. And you know a breakfast taco is genius! Well done, girl!

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  5. breakfast tacos sounds sumptious. All is forgiven now 😉 You have redeemed yourself…. hehehee

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  6. Love your homemade blue corn tortillas! It’s my turn to miss IIP this month but after seeing all the great entries for the Taco Party, I will certainly get in gear to join in the fun. Now, wish I were having these for breakfast tomorrow . . .

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  7. i love you i love you i love you! Just when a girl starts thinking she has the worlds best taco recipe, she finds this one! Holy Yum!
    I can not wait to make these!

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  8. I love the look of blue cornmeal. I don’t know if blue cornmeal tastes different from regular cornmeal but I just love the uniqueness of it.

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  9. Oh! The blue cornmeal is so pretty. I have a hard time finding it around here…so I’m trying to procure a grinder…so I can make my own!! Your tacos look amazing =)

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  10. Well all I can say is YUM YUM YUM YUM. That coming from someone who is kinda partial to Mexican food – why else would she be having a Mexican Cantina party for her birthday!!

    So in light of the upcoming festivities, how fitting your post appeared now as I am planning on making my own tortillas albeit the cheats version – I own a tortilla press!!

    Any chance of sharing the tomato salsa with lime dressing recipe. It’s lime and tomato a-go-go in my garden at the moment. Thanks.

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  11. I made regular tortillas this weekend. Similar experience. In the end they came out good enough for me to want to play around a bit and see if I couldn’t get a good recipe and process down.

    Awesome dish, I need it right now!!

    Jason

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  13. I love it! Perfect breaky! Big kudos for making blue corn tortillas. I bought a packet of blue corn something mix for my sister in Santa Fe, maybe I might have to hang onto it..

    No taco joy for me 🙁 was planning to do it at the last second after getting home from Bali, but Mr Belly was a little unhappy and the thought of cooking and eating was a little difficult. Next incident fo shizzle though!

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  14. Wow, does that look beautiful and delicious. Fresh corn tortillas are so good — I’ve only had them in restaurants, mind you, never at home, and yours look wonderful. And I bet the learning curve will be quicker than for macarons, so you’ll perfect yours in no time.

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  15. Now, THAT is a breakfast of champions! Who wouldn’t love a homemade blue corn tortilla first thing in the morning. Heck, those look so good, I bet they’re fabulous just smeared with butter. Mmmm!

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  16. Those tortillas look incredible, the blue corn really adds a unique flavor. I am drooling over that breakfast taco right now, all the ingredients look delicious!

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