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Friday, January 28, 2011

How to Make Homemade Taco Shells (video)

One of my foodie finds from our recent vacation was a tortilla press.  I've been wanting a tortilla press for ages because I have heard like pita bread once you make them fresh at home you won't go back to store bought.  A tortilla press can be used to make flour or corn tortillas.  Once the tortillas are made they can be used as soft shells or to make taco salad bowls, taco shells and even nacho chips.  Why would I want to do this?  I think making my own will give me a bit more flexibility while giving me a superior product to store bought.  It allows me to control the ingredients as well, something that is quite important. 

I watched several videos on how to make homemade taco shells before settling on this one.  The method itself is not difficult.  Since the taco shells are hand made they will not be as perfectly shaped as store bought but that's fine with me.  I will be using instant corn masa for the taco shells and unbleached flour for the soft tortilla shells.  Here is the method I will be using although I may make a couple of modifications.  Look for the results this coming week and I hope you enjoy the video!

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