I've talked about taco salad presentation before where the salad is served in deep fried tortilla bowls. I love this presentation! It really is a bit unique as the prepared tortilla bowls aren't readily available in the stores so you really have to make them yourselves or enjoy them prepared for you at a restaurant. Your family and/or dinner guests will be impressed to be served taco salad in these bowls at home!
Here is a short video clip that demonstrates the method I used for making the taco salad bowls. The video is illustrative only but easy to follow the method without a commentary.
taco salad toppings - seasoned ground beef, lettuce, homemade salsa, homemade taco hot sauce, chopped vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onion, black olives, lettuce), sour cream and cheddar cheese. Tortilla shells come in three different sizes here - small (6"), medium (8") and large (10"). The larger the tortilla shell the more pronounced the bowl shape and the more the bowl will hold. I found the small tortillas just perfect in comparison to many restaurant taco salads that are simply too much for one person to eat. The limiting factor as to how big of a tortilla shell that can be fried for a taco salad bowl at home is the size of the deep fryer. I can go as large as the medium sized tortilla shell.