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Best way to make crispy corn taco shells?


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Best way to make crispy corn taco shells?

Midlife | Aug 28, 2013 12:57 PM

We've had a jones going on for fish tacos lately and my wife likes her tortillas crispy. On two separate nights I've tried frying them in vegetable oil, then folding them over before they get too crisp. I guess my oil isn't hot enough because the tortillas are stay pretty oily. The first time I made them I patted them with paper towels and put them in the toaster oven to dry and finish crisping. That seemed to work, but was rather time consuming.

Googled and found two other methods:
1. Microwave a bit to soften, then hang over the bars of the oven rack at 350°. This was very difficult to do as the tortillas kept wanting to fall off the rack, and I think doing it without oil would be less flavorful. Sorry Martha Stewart, I guess I'm a poor student.
2. Hold tortilla with tongs and fry one half while folding the other half over; then do the same with the other half. Still kindof oily and didn't seem to get as crispy that way as the 'full immersion' frying way.

What's your best method for making crispy corn tortilla taco shells?

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