I met Jasmin Fine of 1FineCookie a month or so ago at a dinner hosted by KitchenAid. I knew of her blog — how could I miss the 3-D sugar cookies shaped like standmixers or crème brûlée-filled raspberries — but didn’t realize she’d recently moved to Austin. Over numerous glasses of wine and a really amazing tasting menu from Uchiko, obviously the conversation steered towards Taco Bell. Obviously. Jasmin mentioned that she’d recreated Doritos Locos Tacos, obviously. And obviously, I completely flipped my shit and within seconds had her signing a contract (in blood) that stated her agreement to do a guest appearance on HilahCooking and show me how to make them.
THESE ARE THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU, MY DEAR ONES.
So if you couldn’t tell by the recipes I mentioned above, she is a little bit of a culinary genius. Through trial and error with a head start from a “healthy Doritos” recipe in Bon Appétit magazine, Jasmin figured a very close facsimile of the nacho cheese powder mix that coat Doritos and those loco taco shells.
I myself still have not had the … good fortune? massive balls? to try a Doritos Locos taco myself, but I have eaten a whole ridiculous amount of Nacho Doritos chips in my time on Earth and consider myself quite a fan, actually. I can not deny my love of artificial cheese flavor in all its forms: Doritos, chili con queso, and Kraft mac and cheese. As such a connoisseur of fine cheeses and cheese products, I assure you that these homemade Doritos are just as good as the real thing. And I’d bet that our homemade Locos tacos are even better than the real thing, since we didn’t use dog food to fill them.
Watch the video below to see how to fry the corn tortillas without any fancy tortilla frying tools. To fill them, use this recipe for crispy beef tacos, or use your favorite. Click over to Jasmin’s site for the Doritos Locos Tacos recipe!