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Flour tortilla taco salad "bowls"

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jacquelyncoffey Jul 9, 2008 09:14 AM

Does anyone know how to make the fried tortilla "bowls" that taco salads are served in?
Are they made from fresh dough, or a pre-made flour tortilla? Thanks for your help.

  1. todao Jul 9, 2008 03:10 PM

    I've made them without "bowl bakers" but frankly it's not worth the trouble and they don't always form up the way I'd like them to.
    I' suggest you get a couple of these from whatever source offers you the best deal.
    http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-bi...

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      alexajord Jul 9, 2008 11:55 AM

      I finally bought two "shapers" to bake tortilla shells in the oven with - I was having horrible luck finding just the right thing to shape them on so the $15 was worth it to me - I spray them with PAM and bake for about 10 minutes. A little more chewy and less crisp than fried, but less guilt ;) and still darn good. These are the ones I bought:
      http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Metalli...

      You can also find a similar cage-like contraption for the fryer - just search for "taco salad bowl fryer" and a lot of options come up.

      In either case you can use a pre-made 8-plus-inch tortilla

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        jackie de Jul 9, 2008 10:27 AM

        Hi,
        'I just use a custard dish or somesort of other right size dish and spray it with cooking spray. Take a pre-made flour tortilla, brush lightly with oil (both sides) lay over dish and bake in a 375-400 degree oven for about 8-10 min. It takes a few times to get the right size dish and right length of time in oven, but it's pretty easy to do. I'm sure you can fry them too, but this method has a lot less calories. Hope this helps.

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