The filling of this fun taco is made of glorious fried hearts of palm. Vegetarians and carnivores rejoice, this taco recipe with avocados and cilantro is a keeper.
By Erin Mahoney
I’m not one to be overly dramatic (haha…no, seriously) about food, but holy-fried-middle-of-a-palm-tree-leaf, this is a tasty, tasty taco.
Uh, yeah. The guts of this taco are totally fried palm tree leaves. Wikipedia says so. Well, if we’re being technical, they’re actually the inner core of certain types of palm tree leaves, but either way, I had no idea that they were even a thing. Especially an edible thing.
Life changing. Not. Even. Kidding. So, this taco is a pretty darn close replica of my favorite taco at a local restaurant here in Kansas City called Taco Republic. I’ve been there many times before, and in fact they’re one of my new favorite places to eat. BUT, the only location is across town and not really conducive to a weekday lunch, so I don’t get to indulge as often as like.
Last time I was there, I realized that there were only about four or five ingredients, and surely I could replicate it at home.
Brilliantly, wierdly simple.
Erin Mahoney is a food blogger from the Kansas City area. With a day job in the TV business and two little girls at home, this busy Mom spends her very limited free-time experimenting in the kitchen. While her culinary efforts tend to fall on sweet treats and comfort foods, her focus is on real, from-scratch food for her family and friends. Her blog, Lemon Sugar, is full of whimsical recipes and anecdotal stories that will warm your heart and make you hungry.