By Juliesmom on February 21, 2003
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"Also requires 2 empty food cans (4-inches wide) and deep dish pizza pan (12 to 14-inch )"
Serving Size: 1 (72 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These are wonderful and economical to boot! I used a 10-oz ramekin so I could get a deeper-set bottom. This could also work wonderfully with small corn tortillas if you use a teeny-tiny oven-safe ramekin (or wash out one of those little chiles cans) for mini taco pies or appetizer-sized taco salads. Thank you for a great post!"
"I just made these. They are wonderful and way better than the store bought tortilla bowls. Although they are baked, they still come out crispy. I baked my on some ceramic dinner bowls instead of a can. I also sprinkled some salt, garlic powder, and chili powder to the tortillas before I baked them. They were absolutely delicious."
"For every yin there's a yang. For every recipe I've made that was just so-so, I'll meet one that is just incredible...and yes, I'm talking about these shells. Extremely easy to prepare and the fillings can be as varied as there are chefs. I'm 5*s impressed."
"I practiced with wrapping the tortilla around the outside of the metal mixing bowl. Worked ok but didn't look very fancy so I took the suggestion and sprayed the inside of a pyrex mixing bowl (glass) and after dipping the tortilla in water/oil, I put inside of the bowl. Excellent! You can crimp the edges just like a restauruant shell. I sprinkled a mixture of chili powder, salt, and garlic powder over the shell and then baked the bowl at 7 min. Because all I had was whole wheat toritillas, I think it took longer. I'm not really a fan of whole wheat toritllas (tasted whole wheatish - next time I'll try just the plain ones). When I removed from the oven, it was easy to lift out of bowl. I cooled on a wire rack so the bottom didn't get soggy. Very nice. My first few attempts were ok but it didn't take long to get them looking very nice. I still prefer the deep fried ones but my family enjoyed them, they are much healthier and they looked so nice. Served with a fruit salad."
"I love this!!!! I have always bought those expensive ones that come in a box and then you bake them. We liked them but this we liked just as well if not better and it is soooo much more economical. This is very easy too. I will do this from now on, thank you so much for sharing this with us."
"I love this idea for the shell it is a 5 star. I made this with the metal bowls it works great. I love it!!!!"
"It can't get much easier than this, and being a fairly new cook, this was so easy and the results were great!"
"I read all the reviews and agree with all of 'em 'cept the Chef that said it would be easier in a deep fryer. Nope, tried that and blistered a finger doin' it. Guess I'm just not that coordinated. But this "How to"...is fabulous. Don't change a thing, just follow directions....it works like a charm. THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me have a recipe that won't cost me fingers!!! Love 'ya....Angelcook"
"What a great idea! This was quick, easy, and delicious. Thanks!"
"This method was so simple. my shell came out great. it took about seven min for the shells to crisp up. i didn't have a pizza pan so i just used a plate. thanks for this simple method!!!"
"What a great recipe! I did a couple before I really got a good grasp on making them pretty...but that is me...not the recipe. These tasted just as good if not better than the deep fried ones. I think I would use a little bit bigger tortillas next time but that is personal preference. Even my kids and DH loved them and they are the hardest sell on taco salad! Thanks!"
"Wonderful! I didn't have a can, so I used a 3c metal prep bowl. Worked well, just didn't have a nice flat bottom. Definitely need to use the foil! I didn't the first time - the tortilla stuck fast to the bowl. For the rest I used a piece of foil spritzed with hot pepper olive oil. Yum! These made great shells! Thank you"
"These are great and so easy to make. I used ceramic ramekins with foil over the top to make the shape I wanted. My family really enjoyed them. Glad I tried this recipe."
"I always wanted to try making my own taco salad shells, but I was never quite sure how to get them into the proper shape. I would never have thought of foil - thank you so much for making this so easy! I'll be making these a lot from now on. Had no trouble following the steps and everything came out perfectly with no changes. Give 'em a try, they're easier than they look by a long shot!"
"I used your dipping method tonight when I made my shells and I have to say that my family and I loved the flavor the EVOO gave them. I didn't use the foil. I just dipped them as you suggested and placed my shell inside a glass bowl and baked it. Thanks for the recipe. Will make again! :-)"
"i went through 2 tortillas before i had the process down without burning the edges. but this recipe is way worth it. so if you're doing this for the first time, make sure you have plenty of time and tortillas!! these can be made well in advance. :)"
"Dh totally loved this. Thanks for sharing!"
"What an easy and healthy way to make a taco salad!! LOVE IT!"
"Wonderful!!! Much healthier than fried!! Thank you so much!! Love, Becky"
"I have been looking for a recipe for baked shells, which are much healthier than fried. I was extremely pleased with these, as was my family! Very crispy and delicious and extremely quick and easy! Thank you for this recipe... God bless you!"