Home-Fried Taco Shells

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2002

Forget prefab taco shells. The best taco shells are homemade.

SERVES4 (Makes 8 taco shells)

TIME35 minutes

Home-Fried Taco Shells

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Home-fried corn tortillas made superior homemade taco shells. To get the traditional wedge shape, we fried the tortillas in a skillet, one half at a time, holding on to the other half with tongs. Each shell took about 2½ minutes—not an unre...

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