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    Sherri's Favorite Puffy Tacos

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    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Mrs.Jack's Note:

    I was born and raised in San Antonio-oh, how I miss these!!! You must give them a try-you won't be disappointed-and then you will love them like I do! The taco shells come out light, airy, and crunchy---nothing better! From the Tex-Mex Cookbook by Robb Walsh. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 4


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    1. 1
      Combine the masa, salt, and water in a large bowl and mix until a smooth dough forms. Knead for a few minutes or until flexible.
    2. 2
      Pull off pieces of dough and roll them into 8 golf ball-sized pieces.
    3. 3
      Place a ball between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and with a rolling pin or tortilla press, flatten the ball into a tortilla betweem 4-1/2" and 5" in diameter and 1/8" thick.
    4. 4
      Fill a deep skillet with 1" of oil and heat to 375°F Maintain this heat at all times!
    5. 5
      Slip a tortilla into the hot oil and with a spatula, baste hot oil over the top untill the tortilla puffs.
    6. 6
      After 1 minute, flip it over and use the spatula to crimp the tortilla in the middle to form a U shape or boat shape while it continues frying for another minute.
    7. 7
      After 2-3 minutes, it should hold its shape and look golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
    8. 8
      Serve immediately with your favorite taco filling and toppings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 28, 2009


      These didn't work for me. I liked the fresh flavor, but I wasn't able to fold them without them cracking and breaking. I ended up making tostadas instead. They were yummy, but not what I had in mind. I have to say it was fun trying to make these. I hope others have better luck and will post their technique. Thanks for posting!

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    • on August 20, 2009


      These were so simple and delicious. I used a slotted spoon and a spatula and worked great. Next time I'm going to add some taco seasoning to the the dough for some spice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sherri's Favorite Puffy Tacos

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 208.0
    Calories from Fat 19
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 585.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 5.3 g

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