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Mexican

Truffle Oil Tacos

Truffle Oil Tacos, photo credit: Teddy Kwok
Truffle Oil Tacos, photo credit: Teddy Kwok

As decadent as a Mayan sun God’s gold stash and tastier than melted cheese on chorizo.

Make the meat sauce with pork and veal, onion, chorizo, tomatoes, red chilli, Pedro Ximenez, Manzanilla, garlic, cumin, paprika, in that order.

Make the tortillas with wholeground Mexican stone ground white corn flour, mixed with truffle oil, salt, water and some sugar. Get the consistency to a point approximating smooth, dry play doh. Dry grill them in your biggest, heaviest pan.

Top with fresh tomato, avocado-heavy guacamole, heavy as a mofo sour cream, coriander, truffle oil and grated cheese. Put some lettuce or similar on the side.

Drink with a lightish Shiraz.

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Eggs Mexican

Mexican Frittata

Mexican Frittata
Mexican Frittata

We know the chickens (Marcia Hines, Kamahl and The Very Leggy Rhonda Burchmore) live happy lives because: a) they are so unafraid of anything they harass the dog if we’re not careful; and b) they lay three eggs a day, like clockwork. If you have equally happy chickens, or access to an egg shop, here is a solution.

  1. Roughly chop up five large cloves of garlic
  2. Caramelise those off in a large pan with a roughly diced leek in far too much olive oil, probably 1/4 cup of it
  3. Add diced chorizo and a diced capsicum, fry that some more
  4. Season with salt, pepper and cumin
  5. Keep the heat on full, keep plenty of oil in the pan, add in a roughly diced avocado, in big chunks
  6. Beat up 8 eggs and 3 tablespoons of butter, pour those over the top of the mix in the pan
  7. Keep the heat on high and watch the eggs bubble a little – this aerates them
  8. Turn the heat off, sprinkle with grated cheese
  9. Put the pan in an oven pre-heated to 200 degrees
  10. Cook for 15 or so minutes until firm and until a nice oily, eggy, cheesy, chorizo, leek and garlic crust has formed on the outside, but don’t over-cook so it dries out
  11. Serve with a garnish and drizzle with black truffle oil
  12. Amazeballs