Monday, July 19, 2010

Taco Shell Salad- a Third Guise

Earlier in one of my posts I was talking about taco shell salad in two guises and little did I know that there was a third one- surprise, surprise. Well now, I am not claiming to have discovered it, I am sure folk around there are aware of it, but to me it came as a great revelation! ( I have not considered the fourth shape though, the bent shell one usually finds in stores and restaurants...)

Last time I was religiously puncturing the air bubbles so my shell turns out flat, but this time I forgot about it altogether- until my husband announced me that if I do not appear back same moment, our toaster- oven would burst!:)) The conclusion: sometimes great things happen when you take your eyes off the oven.

The salad is a bit different than the previous one, featuring more cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream... But this is not about the salad, no no no!
  1. So you start with an uncooked tortilla, place it in the oven at about 400 F and wait till it puffs. Leave it for a while longer at 300 F for it to harden.
  2. Remove from oven and carefully cut the top off using a knife.
  3. Fill it with your choice of salad.

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