Wednesday 17 April 2013

How To Make Gluten Free Taco Shells

Gluten Free Taco In Homemade Shell
I'm a big fan of Mexican food and I've experimented quite a bit with this cuisine, I'm comfortable with it. I wasn't daunted at the prospect of making my own gluten free taco shells but I didn't actually expect them to turn out as good as they did on my very first attempt. I should have more faith in myself really.

Though there are quite a few steps to making these I wouldn't call them time consuming and so long as you've got great tortillas to begin with you're sure to end up with great Taco Shells, simple really.

Taco Shell Ingredients:

1 Cup (250ml) Masa Harina 
200ml Knorr Stock Pot Chicken Stock
2 Tablespoons Corn Oil

gluten free taco shells
Stand Up Taco Shells
gluten free tortillas
5" Tortillas
  • Preheat oven to 180C (190C non fan ovens)
  • Once the tortillas have been dry fried and have cooled stack them and place in tin foil
tortillas in foil
Tortilla Stack
  • Wrap them up and place into the oven for 6 minutes to lightly steam
  • Remove from oven and unwrap (leave oven on)
steamed tortillas
Steamed And Pliable
  • Brush each side of the tortillas with the oil
tortillas brushed with oil
Funky Brush Shot
  • Open the oven and pull the rack slightly out
  • Carefully bend each tortilla to fit the middle over two rack wires (this will give it the base to stand)
tortillas on oven rack
Perfect Sized Rack
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes (time will depend on how soft the tortillas are to begin with)
gluten free taco shells
  • Best way to check if they're ready is by using tongs, you can remove them easily this way too
gluten free taco shells
So Tasty
Easy huh? The chicken stock gives these a really lovely flavour without needing any extra seasoning. 

As for the filling, this is what we had:

Sour Cream Out Of Shot
A messy kitchen:

homemade salsa
Homemade Salsa
As mentioned, I made the tortillas 5" in diameter so these taco shells are quite small. From the ingredients listed it made 10 shells, you can of course make them whatever size you want, double the size would be average so you would get 6 if doing so. I like the Pixie size though, I've got a dainty mouth. What comes out of it though maybe not so.

Another experiment that worked, I'm getting quite good at this!

What to tackle next....

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