How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos

Are you a lover of Mexican food, and looking for how to fry a corn tortilla? This recipe and demonstration is simple, so watch this video with easy tips on how to fry corn tortillas for tasty soft tacos. Add your favorite ingredients and gather your friends for a Mexican gathering or Cinco de Mayo party!

How to fry corn tortillas for tasty delicious tacos!

Everyone loves tacos and tacos don’t have to be fancy! So this post shows you how to fry a corn tortilla!

How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos and Add your favorite toppings, by setting out a Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe and Cowboy Caviar Pineapple Dip, for a delicious Mexican feast. (Watch the video below.)

How to Fry a Corn Tortilla

How to fry a corn tortilla

Tacos work just fine on the menu for weeknight planning, or even when last-minute company drops in.

How to fry a corn tortilla? Easy steps, and did I mention they are a frugal dish to serve? Also delicious served with these Thai Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos recipe.

Did you know that you can buy a bag of 100 corn tortillas at Costco for $3.65? I usually divide the bag up into thirds and FREEZE what I don’t use.

They are also delicious served on the side with this Chicken Quinoa Black Bean Bake recipe!

EASY How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos

Or in this Crunchy Black Bean Mozzarella Tacos recipe!

Delicous How to Fry Corn Tortillas

How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos

Growing up, tacos were a staple in my home. And on week-long camping trips with family friends (sometimes there’d be 20 in our group), my mom and her friends would cook tacos for the gang.

I think they must have fried up well over 100 taco shells.

So Clara Mae, Avis, and my mom taught us how to fry corn tortillas for tasty soft tacos when we were out camping!

I seemed to always get the job of taking my little hands, tearing off the paper towels, folding them in half, and standing by the cook who was frying up the tortillas.

It was a boring job, but the outcome was very good: Delicious tacos that for some reason tasted a whole lot better in the outdoors.

Last week was an incredibly busy week for me, and although we don’t usually do much entertaining on weekdays, we invited our friends over anyway because it was the only day that worked for both families.

Super easy How to Fry Corn Tortillas

My slow cooker was full of Mango Chicken, which is perfect for tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, or burritos. These tortillas are also yummy served with my Crock Pot Salsa Chicken on Brown Rice, or on the side with this Smoked Turkey Mango Chili recipe.

Set out good condiments

We set the table and chopped up all of the condiments. And then my daughter took over the “tortilla job,” this time, frying the tortillas, and placing them on folded paper towels to absorb the oil.

BEST WAY How to Fry Corn Tortillas

Tacos are actually a very easy dish to serve to guests if you don’t mind serving a buffet dinner, because you can cook the tortillas up in advance and place them in the oven to stay warm.

You can pre-chop all of the condiments and pull them out of the fridge right before serving. There’s not a lot of stress involved in serving a taco meal!

It’s perfect for the “reluctant entertainer.”

Taco condiments to add to the buffet line:
Meat, beans, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, cabbage, sour cream, olives, tomatoes, salsa, or hot sauce, and always cilantro and SLICES OF LIME.

Do you find tacos as an easy menu item to serve to your guests?

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How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos

Delicious served with meat, beans, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, cabbage, sour cream, olives, tomatoes, salsa, or hot sauce, and always cilantro and slices of lime.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • Corn Tortillas
  • Light olive oil or corn oil
  • Served with: Meat beans, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, cabbage, sour cream, olives, tomatoes, salsa, or hot sauce, and always cilantro and slices of lime.

Instructions

  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1/2 cup light olive oil or corn oil (you may need to add more, depending on how many you fry)
  • Sprinkle a drop of water into the pan and when it pops, the oil is hot enough to start cooking the tortillas
  • Fry the tortilla for about 10-30 seconds on each side, until browned and cooked. The tortilla should be soft and pliable, not crispy.
  • Fold a paper towel in half, place the hot tortilla on one side and fold the other side over. Place the next tortilla on top, add a new paper towel, and continue the process.
  • Delicious served with meat, beans, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, cabbage, sour cream, olives, tomatoes, salsa, or hot sauce, and always cilantro and slices of lime.

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How to fry a corn tortila

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39 comments on “How to Fry Corn Tortillas for Tasty Soft Tacos”

  1. You really should have included a picture of your paper towel oil-blotting technique. i’m a little confused by your direction because I can’t seem to picture it in my head.

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