Tofu Tacos

Monday, September 15, 2008

Last week, my grandpa died. He was 87, and lived a long, good life. He'd be happy knowing that his death brought the family together from all over the west coast. So, last Thursday, we packed and spent 7 hours on the road, packed a week of family time into two days and returned home on Sunday. This week, I've got a board meeting to prepare for, so time is at a premium.

So today's dinner had to be quick and I decided to make tacos and quesadillas. I fried up some tofu, heated up some left over nacho sauce and made some guacamole and chopped veggies. Tacos are quick and always a treat and they turned out fine. I tried something different, though, and this post is more about a neat idea than a recipe. I stole this tip from another cooking board and its stupidly simple.

Baked Corn Tortillas
This is simple, makes a crisp, and slightly pliable tortilla that doesn't tear every time you fill it with food. Just fit your taco shell over the bars of your oven's wire rack. Bake in a preheated oven at around 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. That's it! Done!

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  1. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather.

    The taco idea is indeed very nice... I wonder if you spread the center over 2 or 3 wires (giving it a flat bottom), if the tacos would actually stand up.

    Perhaps this is an experiment for me to try (and probably fail with :-)

    Thanks for posting this. Good luck with your board meeting!

  2. Matt Says:
  3. I envision concocting some sort of rack so I can assemble shells on the counter and slide them into the oven. I burn myself enough without without handling the oven grates directly. I will keep playing, but this was definitely an early success.

    Tortillas are cheap and I'm willing to contribute in the name of 'science' I'd love to hear any successes you have =)


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