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How to Bake Tortilla Shells

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author image Max Whitmore
Max Whitmore is a personal trainer with more than three years experience in individual and group fitness. Whitmore has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Cincinnati, fitness certifications and dietetics training from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Whitmore has written for several online publishers.
How to Bake Tortilla Shells
Tortilla shells are a versatile food. Photo Credit gkrphoto/iStock/Getty Images

You can bake tortilla shells to make home-made tortilla chips, taco shells and tostadas. By baking the tortillas, you cut down on the amount of fat and calories normally found in the deep-friend variety. Baking your own also saves money because plain corn tortillas are cheaper than the pre-made chips and shells. You can find plain corn tortillas in the ethnic food section of your grocery store or in stores that specialize in Latin foods.

Make Tostadas

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Put one layer of corn tortillas on the baking sheet.

Step 3

Spray the tops of the tortillas with the non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Step 4

Put the baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes or until crisp. Turn the tortillas over with a spatula halfway through.

Make Tortilla Chips

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the tortillas into wedges.

Step 2

Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Put one layer of the tortilla wedges on the baking sheet.

Step 3

Spray the tops of the tortillas with the non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until crisp. Turn the tortilla chips over at the halfway point.

Make Taco Shells

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Loosely fold the tortillas in half and use a toothpick to hold the edges in place.

Step 2

Spray non-stick spray on the baking sheet. Put the folded tortillas on the baking sheet and spray the tops. Sprinkle the tortillas with sea salt.

Step 3

Bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp, and turn them over half way through baking.

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