Have you ever wondered how to make hard taco shells? Well I’m happy to tell you it’s a whole lot easier than you probably think. In fact you can whip them up in just minutes! They’re perfect for shrimp tacos.
I’ve always been a hard shell taco kind of gal.
I’ve just never been into the soft shell.
Even though I feel like most people prefer the soft shell.
Whenever my mom, sister and I would go get tacos they would always order soft shell and I’d be the only ordering a hard shell.
I just prefer the corn flavor and the crunchy texture of the hard shell.
The soft shell can be a little boring if you ask me.
But to each their own.
What do you prefer?
I recently filled these hard taco shells with some spicy potatoes.
They were so good!
Spicy potato tacos make a really great meatless meal.
It’s not always necessary to fill taco shells with meat.
The crunch of the taco shell really complimented the softness of the potatoes.
I like my food to have some texture.
So really quick I’m going to show you how to make crunchy taco shells
How to Make Hard Taco Shells Steps
In a skillet heat up about a cup of oil over medium heat.
I used corn oil but vegetable oil would also work.
Once the oil is hot and sizzling place a corn tortilla in the oil.
Let it fry for a couple of seconds.
Then using a pair of tongs gently fold the tortilla over.
Continue frying for about 25 seconds.
Keep the tortilla slightly open while it’s frying by holding the top part with the tongs as shown below.
Then flip the tortilla over and fry the other side for another 25 seconds.
Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.
You can make as many as you want. Just add more oil as needed.
Hard Taco Shells
Hard taco shells are a nice change from the usual soft shells.
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How to make Hard Taco Shells
Hard taco shells are very easy to make. They can be made in less than 10 minutes.
- 1 cup corn oil
- 2 corn tortillas
Pour 1 cup of corn oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Once oil is hot and sizzling place a tortilla in the oil.
Let the tortilla fry for a couple of seconds.
Using a pair of tongs gently fold the tortilla over. Keep the tortilla open by holding the top part with the tongs. Fry for about 25 seconds.
Flip the tortilla to the other side and fry for 25 seconds as well.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and fry the remaining tortillas.