Monday, November 24, 2008
This is something which I suspect is purely Swedish. I've told you lots of times how Swedes love their tacos - which is what they say for all things remotely tex-mex, really. Taco night can be anything from fajitas to quesadillas, or, of course, normal tacos. (This is probably because we have just about no Mexican restaurants at all, except for one sub-standard fast-food chain.) Anyway. This is something I tried recently, but probably won't ever make again: a taco pie.
Mine doesn't have a pie shell though - I'm not a huge fan of pie crust, and found a recipe for making a pie "naked", so... I suppose it's more of a gratin. It's basically one layer of cream cheese and crème fraîche mixed together, topped with a layer of spicy ground beef with peppers and some other veggies. On top of that, lots of cheese.
This is how we ate it - with nacho chips, guacamole, salsa, crushed pineapple (some Swedes even like sliced bananas in their tacos - and peanuts, too!) and fresh coriander. It wasn't bad, but frankly, not all that great, either.