CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For Paulo Salazar’s new segment on treasured family recipes, it was only natural where he would turn to make his first report.
He had to visit his grandmother, Sylvia West, who has lived in Corpus Christi for the last 44 years
Paulo founded out how to make his grandma’s special potato and egg tacos. She learned from her old sister, Aunt Eva, who raised her.
Paulo’s great Aunt Eva was only 17 when his great-grandmother passed away. She was left to raise two kids, including Paulo’s grandma who was only 5 at the time.
“She always cooked big meals and she was charitable,” West said about her older sister. “Anybody who came to her home she had food ready for them.”
Paulo’s grandma suggests using three potatoes and then peeling them.
For the recipe, coat the bottom of a flat skillet with vegetable oil and then slice your potatoes thinly. The more thinly you cut them, the quicker they cook. After seasoning them with salt and pepper, begin to cook them evenly until they turn brown. Then, stir in scrambled eggs to cook along with the potatoes.
Then, roll out your fresh tortilla dough and cook them in another pan.
The taste of home certainly is something that Paul has never forgotten.
“It doesn’t matter what it is,” Paulo says. “It seems better when grandma makes it.”
“You know why,” she says. “Because you are cooking with love. You want to please your grandchildren. You didn’t please your grown children, but you want to please your little grandchildren.”
But the best part happens after the eggs are finished cooking.
“Then comes the good part,” Paulo says. “When you get to sit down and eat and enjoy them.”
The chance to share his family's treasured recipe was a wonderful way for him to kick off the new segment.
“I’ve got to tell you,” he said. “Today was a special treat for me. Getting to cook not only one of my family favorite foods, but to cook it with my grandma. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve done that, so it’s been a treasure for me.”
Paulo hopes you enjoyed his recipe, because he certainly enjoyed eating it!
And please let him know if you have any of your favorite family recipes you would like to share in a future segment.
We are interested in learning about them and sharing them with our viewers.