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Don't Fry Those Tortillas!

Updated on February 28, 2011

Taco Night is very popular at my house.  We don't buy any of those kits you see in the store - the ones with the prepared tortillas folded into a nice shell.  We love the taste of white corn tortillas fried in oil.  There's just nothing like it! 

But if you've  ever done this yourself, you know that it is quite messy and time-consuming.  Not to mention all that oil soaked into the tortillas, that no amount of paper towels can absorb, adding fat and calories to your meal.

How to get that wonderful taste without all those drawbacks, that is the question.  On one Taco Night a few months ago, an idea came to me out of the blue.  Brush a small amount of oil on the tortillas and put them under the broiler in the oven.  I brushed both sides of six tortillas and put them on a cookie sheet.  A few minutes on each side under the broiler and the taste was very similar to fried-in-oil tortillas.  I was so happy! 

The next Taco Night I used vegetable oil spray on the tortillas (like Pam).  The results were just as good, and even less time-consuming.  I haven't fried a tortilla since that day.  One of my sisters has tried my new method too and likes it.  So, on your next Taco Night,  why don't you give it a whirl?     


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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Interesting hub . Do you have a photo for on top of the page ?