I don’t travel that much and when I do I guess I never go to Taco Bell. Lots of readers are writing in to tell me that they have never even heard of mexi-fries. At first I thought that the Taco Bell people must have gotten to them. Not content to simply remove them from their restaurants I figured they had set out to remove them from the very minds of their patrons.
Then I got a couple mails from readers who had grown up here in the pacific northwest and then for whatever reason moved away. They told me that our little pocket of cold rainy states up here was in fact the ONLY place that ever had mexi-fries. SHOCKING! It seems that enthusiasts of pretend Mexican food in other parts of the country have always had fiesta potatoes or tacos with their combo meals. I was asked by many of you to explain just what mexi-fries were. Perhaps in remembering them here publicly I can work through some of my own guilt and pain while at the same time sharing the magic of mexi-fries with those of you who might never have known what you were missing. So here goes:
They were yummy little tater tot things.