At our house, we have tacos (or some other form of Mexican food) every Tuesday. Sometimes we have chicken tacos, sometimes we have quesadillas, but our favorite has always been the traditional beef taco.
The problem with beef tacos is that each person in our family likes to eat them differently. I prefer soft tacos, my husband likes crunchy tacos, and The Goose always asks for taco cups (tacos served on scoop style tortilla chips). While flour tortillas and tortilla chips can be sealed tightly and eaten again in a few days with no problem, I was finding that the crunchy taco shells were going stale much quicker.
Convinced that there had to be a better way, I searched the internet for some type of pan that I could use to make homemade crunchy taco shells. I was ecstatic when I found this taco rack on Amazon. It has completely changed the way we do Taco Tuesday.
Now, instead of paying $2 for a 10-pack of crunchy taco shells, I buy flat corn tortillas at Sam’s Club (I usually pay around $4 for 120 tortillas), and make homemade crunchy taco shells.
To make the shells, I began by preheating the oven, with the taco rack inside. Next, I wet a paper towel, and wrap it around four tortillas, and steam them in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Then, I just fold them in half (giving them a crease in the center so that they stay in place as they bake), and bake them for 4-5 minutes, until crispy and lightly browned.
What you have are fresh, crispy homemade crunchy taco shells. For a fraction of the price and calories of fried tortillas from a box. I call that a win-win. My husband calls it delicious.
This is the rack I use, check it out!