Are you looking to make home made style tacos at home? The first thing you need to do is learn to make your own hard shell tacos because the ones that they sell at the local super markets in Chicago are either cracked or stale by the time you open up the box. I love making tacos at home because it so easy to cook ground up meat, add spices and prepare condiments to dress your tacos.
So in order to continue to really enjoy my tacos at home, I have started to make my own hard shell tacos. It’s actually really easy to do.
All you need to do is buy corn tortillas in the size that you want to use. Then get out a large pot, fill it up with vegetable oil. Heat it up and then place the tortilla inside the pot. Use a pair of tongs or a metal spatula to press down on the tortilla to form the u shape. This will also ensure that the tortilla gets properly cooked like at the restaurants.
When they are golden brown, take the out and place them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the oil and then repeat until you have the number that you need.
I usually fill my tacos with taco meat, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and chopped tomatoes. So give it a try.