04 May, 2014
Tostadas! They’re better than tacos!
Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food
I had a bit of a culinary epiphany at the grocery store the other day. I was picking up some salsa when I spied a package of tostadas. For your reference, it looked like this:
They also came in jalapeno flavour (!) but I had to leave those behind. Tostadas are fried corn tortillas… essentially flat tacos which measure about 5″ across. They are crispy, salty goodness, basically, everything you’d want out of a taco but (a) it’s flat and (b) you don’t actually have to heat up the oven. This is key, and I suspect this will come in VERY handy in the summertime and for quick weekday meals.
For the dinner in question I browned some ground chicken (adding salsa near the end to spice it up), grated some old cheddar, and chopped up a bunch of other toppings such as tomato, red pepper, and lettuce (and of course extra salsa, sour cream, and hot peppers). The toppings were put out in bowls and everyone served themselves, topping their own tostadas like they were small crunchy pizzas. Success!
Leftovers made a lovely lunch for me the next day too, although I had to restrain myself from eating too many as chips. :)
Sadly I was missing avocado and coriander, which would have made this absolutely heavenly.
I’ve bookmarked a few tostada recipes for future consideration. (I can barely read these without my mouth watering.)
- Black bean tostadas with avocado salsa
- Breakfast tostada recipe
- Salsa verde chicken tostadas
- Grilled fish tostadas
Have you bought tostadas before? If so, what do you top them with?