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Homemade Taco Shells

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Making Taco shells at home was always a challenge for me. More so, because the key ingredient ‘Masa Harina’ is not easily available. The closest I could get is the Maize flour, but working with was always a bit challenging. After many ‘not-so-successful’ attempts, I had nearly given up trying.

The other day, I felt I should give one last shot. My strategy was to add some All purpose flour to it, to make it a bit more pliable. Thankfully, it worked. Is it the same as the Store bought Tacos. No. But the satisfaction of having made something similar at home, is inexplicable 🙂

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Homemade Taco Shells
Taco shells made with Maize flour.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Shells
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Shells
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take maize flour in a bowl.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Add water and knead.
  4. Make a soft dough which is no longer sticky. Cover and keep aside.
  5. Take a small portion and roll into a ball.
  6. Flatten it and place on a greased cling film. Place another greased clingfilm on top and roll out to a thin round.
  7. Poke the surface of the round with a fork.
  8. Heat oil in a pan.
  9. Carefully drop the taco into the oil and fry till slightly brown along the edges.
  10. Drain off the oil and immediately place on an absorbant paper. Immediately fold the taco as shown in the picture. Keep holding for a few seconds. This will help form the shape.
  11. Once cool, transfer the taco shells to a container and store. Use when required.
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