Taco bell salad shell?!
Taco Salad Tortilla Bowl
4 flour tortillas
4 tablespoons olive oil (approximately)
1 tablespoon salt (to taste)
1 tablespoon pepper (to taste)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Lightly brush tortillas with oil. (I do both sides). Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking.
3 Press tortilla into the ovenproof bowl. (Edges will look slightly wavy) Bake about 13 minutes.
4 Transfer tortilla to a cooling rack and repeat with remaining tortillas.
Fill with your taco salad and listen to your guests rave!
It's a flour tortilla deep fried in oil.
I recently found (at Bed Bath and Beyond, I think) a pair of fluted, non-stick pans to make those tostada shells. You just spray a little oil in them (not really necessary, but it gives them a better crunch), push your tortilla down into the pan and bake it for eight minutes. The result is just as tasty as the Taco Bell variety, and healthier for you.
When I worked in a sorority kitchen, we used large flour tortillas and had a basket in the shape of the shell that we used to push the tortillas into a deep fryer.