New Mexico Style? Taco recipe needed
In the summer of 1965 I ate the best tacos I ever had. As a boy I had a friend (Baltazar Reyes) who had a grandfather come stay for the Summer. The Grandfather was from New Mexico. He warmed and feed his family almost everyday with his tacos. I recall that he made them in huge numbers (100 - 150) at a time. The final cooking was in the oven on a cookie sheet (sheet-after-sheet) and when try came out try were golden brown with a tooth pick holding them together. I think the meat inside was beef but not simply shredded beef. I believe the meat began as shredded but something more was added. The shell was crispy. I recall that before he put the meat in the corn tortilla he fried the tortilla in oil so that he could fold it into the taco shape. Then he put the tooth pick through it and place them on the cookie sheet and into the oven. I hate to compare them to Jack-in the Box tacos but that is what they looked like when done. The meat also look like Jacks. But these were no fast food tacos. To eat them we opened the shell and added some cheese and his, chilli (a very hot salsa). Those tacos have been the standard for every bite of every taco I have found since 1965. I have not yet come close to those tacos.
Before I die I wish to enjoy them again.
Does any one have any ideas of what I might do to try to make them or find them at a restaurant in Southern California,? OK, The western United States.