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syrup09 Nov 24, 2012 07:23 PM

Last night was the final episode of I Carly. On that show they often eat a dish called Spaghetti Tacos, which is exactly what it sounds like. I did a google search and found a lot of parents and kids have actually made this, (it's not hard like the Monty Python Lobster and Spam dish.) Has anyone out there, parent or non parent has any experience making or eating this?

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: syrup09 Nov 25, 2012 03:51 AM

    Here's an older thread that might interest you: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7387...

    ~TDQ

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      rockycat RE: syrup09 Nov 25, 2012 11:25 AM

      Yes, we've made them, as my daughter was a huge ICarly fan a few years ago (guilty admission - I don't mind the show all that much myself). As long as you can get your mind around the carbs wrapped in carbs concept they're not all that bad. My preference, though, is to use a shrimp scampi over linguine as the taco filling. It's fun in a goofy sort of way. We don't make them very often, I'm happy to say.

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        paulj RE: rockycat Nov 25, 2012 04:02 PM

        The Spanish name for this is 'los tacos de espagueti'. It isn't just an American kids' idea.

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          paulj RE: paulj Nov 25, 2012 09:30 PM

          http://cocina.univision.com/lobasico/...
          several variation from Univision

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            rockycat RE: paulj Nov 26, 2012 06:06 AM

            Great link. And what a workout for my crummy high school Spanish.

      2. ennuisans RE: syrup09 Nov 25, 2012 07:13 PM

        I've seen kids at family-style buffets put them together. If you find yourself at such a place it's a trouble-free way of trying them out.

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          Tara57 RE: syrup09 Mar 16, 2013 02:51 PM

          My boys are eating spaghetti tacos as we speak. This is the first time I have made the tacos. They asked to try them after seeing them on iCarly. I'm not going to try them! It's a fun way for kids to use up leftover spaghetti.

          1. THoey1963 RE: syrup09 Mar 16, 2013 09:03 PM

            Sorry, this reminds me too much of the cold, leftover spaghetti and mayo (regular or Miracle Whip) sandwiches that my dad used to eat when I was a kid.

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