Crispy Tortillas for Tostadas

Webster’s definition of a tostada is “a tortilla fried in deep fat.” But frying in fat results in many health problems. Here is how to make the tortilla crispy without frying.


1 dozen corn tortillas

2 wire cooling racks


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Place racks with tortillas between in preheated oven. Bake about 10 minutes, watching carefully so they don’t burn. They may need 11-12 minutes and should be light brown – not too brown and not too light. If undercooked, they will be tough. If left too long, they will taste burned. Experience will help you get them just right – golden brown and tender!