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Taco salad in a tortilla shell

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AnnaInMD

Taco salad in a tortilla shell

Time to broaden my flat baking horizon.  I just came back with a 4-lbs bag of Masa Harina, and gave up after 4 stores looking for tortilla/taco shell salad pans.  Any ideas how to get by with ordinary household containers baking the tortilla into something similar to a taco salad shell ? A friend uses an upside down muffin pan and puts the soft tortilla in between four muffin forms but I want something with a bit bigger bottom to hold the hamburger and lettuce.

Thanks much,

anna

 

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SylviaH

shells can be placed over an oven proof bowl.  Funny you mentioned these because I have been wanting some taco shell bowls for mexican salads.  Makes for a nice summertime dinner.  I haven't made any yet but have just recently read that you can spray the shells and lay the over an oven proof bowl..and bake them in the oven.  A little more healthier than the fried ones.  I was also thinking about useing my flut shaped pandora bread pan..looks just like the taco shell bowl I would like to make.

Sylvia

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AnnaInMD

thank you !   Yes, the pandora bread pan would be a great way to have a beautiful shell !

:)

Anna

 

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gmabaking

I have a fluted pan that I think is a brioche pan. Would that work? If draped over the pan, do you think the warmth of the oven would soften a store bought tortilla enough for it to shape to the pan? Will try it and also the pandoro pan. Maybe spray a little olive oil on the pan first. Or even a tiny smear of butter on the tortilla. Sounds like a great hot day summer dinner! Thanks for the idea.

Barbra

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AnnaInMD

as far as store-bought shells, I saw on youtube the lady put water into a frying pan (about 1/4 inch) and a few drops of olive oil.

When the water hit simmering point, she put one tortilla in and after just a few seconds turned it over and left it submerged another few seconds before taking it out with thonges which made the tortilla pliable enough to work with (she held it up with the thonges to let the water drip off after taking it out of the pan).

Anna