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doubling up on tortillas on fish tacos

cbi777 Oct 12, 2010 08:19 AM

I am a huge lover of fish tacos. Does anyone out there know the logic behind doubling up on the tortillas when making fish tacos? I see that at most stands and carts they do this but not quite sure why.

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    cbi777 Oct 13, 2010 08:08 AM

    Great! Thanks. I was kind of thinking it was for something along those lines.

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      stan D Oct 12, 2010 10:07 PM

      It definitely has to do with keeping the taco together. In the perfect taco, the amount of filling just balances the thickness of the two tortillas.

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        glbtrtr Oct 12, 2010 09:10 AM

        Too much moisture in a fish taco so a single often tortilla collapses and you are left with a handfull of mush. Agree, structural integrity is the issue.

        1. monku Oct 12, 2010 08:32 AM

          My thought is it improves the structural integrity of the taco. I notice on the smaller tacos no matter what kind they put it on two tortillas.
          You don't like it remove one.

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          1. re: monku
            ospreycove Oct 12, 2010 08:36 AM

            I have seen this technique used on all tacos meat and fish in Jalisco, (guadalahara),
            i always thought it was a regional thing.

            1. re: ospreycove
              monku Oct 12, 2010 08:41 AM

              I know nothing about regional, just an observation.

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