Friday, May 1, 2015
Crispy tacos in oven? Sure, if you don't like corn
I got really excited when I saw Food & Wine's Mad Genius tip for this week was crispy tacos, baked not fried.
The one problem: Justin Chapple used flour tortillas. I'm from Texas and NO ONE USES FLOUR TORTILLAS FOR TACOS.
Flour tortillas have their place: Freshly made, they wrap up fajitas. They make gooey, yummy quesadillas. Filled with rice and refried beans and other good stuff, they are burritos. They take the place of bread at the table. But they aren't tacos. Tacos are made with corn tortillas.
So after viewing the video, I tried to do the same with corn tortillas. I usually make soft tacos because I hate to fry things, but every now and then, I have a hankering for a crispy taco. If I could do that in the oven, I would be one happy camper.
Sad to say, it did not work. I ended up crisping up the experiment in a warm oven to make chips.