Tostadas / Joe T. Garcia style nachos
So I usually make my own Tostadas. I pan frying corn tortillas in vegetable oil until they are golden and crispy and then drain on a paper towel. But the El Milagro, from Austin, the taste, texture, and quality are better than mine and they keep fresh for about a week. Here is a simple recipe that we made with the tostadas.
Joe T. Garcia style nachos
- 1-2 Tostadas per person
- 1/4 Cup shredded cheddar per tostada (I think they use more like 1/2 cup at Joe T’s)
- Chopped pickled jalepenos about 1 small spoonful per tostada
Put the ingredients on the tostada, and broil in the oven until melted. Don’t burn your tostadas!
Joe T’s, a Fort Worth institution, is my lifelong favorite Mexican food joint. My folks started going there back in the 60’s when they were going to TCU. So I have been going my whole life and it is classic. The family style diner is the only thing to get, it comes with two nachos to start, then two beef tacos, two cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, and guacamole, and fresh corn tortillas. Dang, that makes me hungry just typing it. They serve fajitas but that is a ridiculous choice when that family style dinner is an option.
Local Ingredients used: El Milagro tostadas from Austin available at Central Market.