Fried-Parsley-Tacos-MainPhotoEditor’s Note: It’s National Taco Day!  Mamiverse Food has a great collection of great taco recipes for you to savor including this one that features perhaps a surprising element… parsley!

Fresh parsley, whether Italian flat-leaf or curly, is an underrated herb in the kitchen. Its fresh clean taste can improve many a stew and sauce allowing flavors to shine through. Often thought of as only a garnish, parsley has a distinctively bright taste all of its own. Frying it lightly as in the appetizer parsley tacos below is a great way to enjoy its taste with an added crispness.

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2 bunches of parsley, leaves only, stems discarded
8 soft corn tortillas, 6-inch
Juice of two limes
4 cups vegetable oil for frying
Salt to taste


  1. Wash and towel dry the parsley.
  2. Pour the oil into a 2½to 3-quart saucepan. It should come up about 1½ to 2 inches in the pan. Heat the oil to 375°.
  3. Make sure the parsley is very dry or the oil will splatter. Fry the parsley in batches until the leaves are dark green, approximately 30-35 seconds.
  4. Transfer each batch with a slotted spoon to several layers of paper towels and toss a bit  of salt.
  5. Lightly warm up the tortillas. To serve, place one portion of fried parsley in a tortilla, add a splash of the lime juice. Serve