crispy taco shells

the other day at the food store i picked up a package of 80 soft corn tortillas for $2.00 – what a DEAL right?! i even asked the guy stocking the shelves if it was a mistake. why are they so inexpensive compared to flour tortillas?!

thankfully they have quite a long shelf life when they’re kept in the fridge, but i knew i needed to get a little bit more crafty than using them solely for fajita night…

the lightbulb went off when i saw this recipe online – why had i never thought to make my OWN hard taco shells? i’d always been buying them at the store, then disappointed when they break in half after the first bite is taken

these ones on the other hand are hard but do have some give when you bite into them, so they don’t crumble in your hands, and totally customizable, flavor-wise!


soft corn tortillas
cooking spray (olive oil, canola, PAM, etc)

Preheat oven to 375*.
Wrap (4-6 at a time) tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.
Spray both sides of tortilla with cooking spray and sprinkle with your choices of salt, chili pepper, herbs, etc.
Carefully drape tortillas over one or two (for wider shells) rungs on your oven rack, make sure to place a cookie sheet on the next rack down in case anything drips off.
Cook for 7-10 minutes (check often for done-ness).
Remove from rack and fill with your taco fixins!



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