Homemade Taco Shells

How to Make Taco Shells

By Erin Huffstetler | 01/26/2017 | No Comments
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Homemade taco shells are cheaper and better for you. They also happen to be really easy to make. Check it out.

How to Make Taco Shells

Cook Time:

8-10 minutes

Ingredients:

Corn tortillas
Cooking oil
Salt

What You Do:

Stick a cookie sheet or a piece of foil in the bottom of your oven to catch any drips. Then, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Steam the Tortillas in the Microwave

Place six tortillas under a damp paper towel, and microwave for 30 seconds.

Brush Oil on Tortillas and Salt

Brush oil on both sides of the tortillas, and sprinkle them with salt.

Drape Tortillas Over Oven Rack

Then drape the tortillas over two rungs of your oven rack to create the pockets for your taco fillings.

I make six shells at a time, so that any oil that drips off the shells is caught by the cookie sheet. If you need more, just make additional batches.

Baked Taco Shells

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Your taco shells are done when they’re crispy and slightly browned.

Be sure to let them get good and crispy. If you don’t bake enough of the moisture out, they’ll be chewy.

I used white corn tortillas, but yellow corn tortillas work just as well. I prefer these homemade taco shells to store-bought. Since they have flat bottoms, they sit on you plate, without falling over.

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Homemade Taco Shells

How to Make Taco Shells

Homemade taco shells are cheaper, tastier and take less than 15 minutes to make.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com

Ingredients:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Stick a cookie sheet or a piece of foil in the bottom of your oven to catch drips. Then, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place six tortillas under a damp paper towel, and microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Brush oil on the tortillas, and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Drape the tortillas over two rungs of your oven rack.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Your taco shells are done when they’re crispy and slightly browned.

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