Recipe by Juju Bee
We have been doing this for years, but I didn't see a "recipe" posted for it yet, so I thought I would post it. MUCH better than those stale store bought taco shells!!!
Top Review by eknecht
Yum! i needed to use up a bunch of corn tortillas, and this did the trick! After the second or third tortilla, I decided to streamline the process. I used some aluminum foil that I folded into a rectangle roughly 2 inches by 3 inches and about 1 inch thick, with the other end compressed slightly. I tucked these into the folds of the tortillas and placed them in the pan, and I just used my fingertips to hold them in place for about 10 seconds (the oil was only about 1 inch deep, enough to cook one side of each tortilla at a time). Then I flipped them over, let the other side cook, and propped against a nother long rectangle of foil that I draped with a couple of paper towels on top of a layer of paper towels. These worked perfectly- I could fry 4 at a time and not have to hold them up. I made 8 squares of foil (about the same amount total that I would use to line 1 1/2 cookie sheets), and although the foil was a little hot, I could take them out after I had flipped the currently cooking batch to get the next batch ready. Thanks for posting!
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet.
- Carefully add half of the tortilla (folded into a taco shape) and fry until golden (you will need to hold up the tortilla half the entire time.).
- Using tongs, carefully flip the tortilla to fry the other side until golden (continue holding the free edge to maintain the shape).
- Remove from skillet and balance the shell (Teepee style) on a paper towel until set.
- Repeat, placing each made taco shell on top of the last to drain oil and set.
- After they are all set, you can pile on the taco goods and enjoy!