Oven Fried Tortillas For Tostadas

2015-04-30
  • Yield : 10
  • Servings : 10
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    130
  • Calories from Fat

    40
  • Total Fat

    4.5g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.3g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    0mg
  • Sodium

    35mg
  • Carbohydrates

    23g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3g
  • Sugar

    1g
  • Protein

    2g
  • Serving Size:

    Two 5.5" (pre-baked) corn tortillas

Tostadas are an open faced taco served on a crisp corn tortilla.

Store bought corn tortillas are very low sodium compared to flour tortillas with 10mg or less sodium per tortilla. Fried corn tortillas sold for tostadas can have up to 20 times the sodium of fresh tortillas.

You can deep fry tortillas (the traditional method), but if you are concerned about calories an alternative is “oven frying” fresh corn tortillas for tostadas.

oven fried tortillas for tostadas

This method is the same as oven fried tortilla chips.

While oven frying doesn’t produce quite the same texture, it deduces the number of calories by 13 to 30 calories per tortilla.

I prefer white corn tortillas, but you can use yellow or white tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh corn tortillas (white or yellow)
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Place oven rakes in lower middle of oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2

Place tortillas on baking sheets in a single layer without overlapping. Spray 1 to 2 seconds with cooking spray. Turn tortillas over and spray the other side. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. If you are using a conventional oven, switch and rotate baking sheets half through the baking time for even browning. Serve warm.

Step 3

Cook's Tip: If you are baking in batches, spray prior to baking to reduce oil absorption and calories.

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