Puffy Tacos

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
14 tacos

Ingredients
  • 3 cups corn tortilla mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups warm water
Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. When the dough is consistent begin rolling dough balls about the size of a ping pong ball. Using a tortilla press that is lined in a thick plastic, press out the dough. You use the plastic (it can be a ziploc bag that has been cut) so that the dough does not stick to the tortilla press. Meanwhile have a deep pot filled with cooking oil approximately 2 inches high and heated to 250 degrees. Drop the flat tortilla in the hot oil and using a metal spatula repeatedly douse with the oil. You will see that it will begin to puff up. Flip it over and using the spatula make an indention in the middle of the tortilla to forma taco shape. Remove from oil and allow to drain. Fill with ground meat, shredded chicken, guacamole, bean and cheese or your favorite filling. Top with shredded lettuce and diced tomato.

Caution; Be very careful when making these. Make sure there is proper ventilation and do not allow the oil to get too hot. Also, if you can't get your hands on a tortilla press then use a clean counter. You will still need the plastic so that the dough does not stick to the counter. Place your dough ball on the plastic and cover with more plastic and then using something heavy to press it out.


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    These came out really great with a few adjustments: I added 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder so they would puff up better, and I fried them at 375 degrees used a metal fish spatula to flip them and fold in half and let them drain on paper towels. This is a great recipe and maybe next time i will make extra dough balls and freeze them so i can thaw ahead of time for a quick dinner. **I used "maseca: masa harina. 
    all the recipie lists as a base ingredient is premade masa mix???
     
    I have my own fish taco filling I want to use.......was looking for the puffy shell recipie to put it in. Very disappointed a FN/Bobby Flay recipe just says "go get pre-made mix".
    There is one big error in this recipe,and its the 250 oil temp,maybe it was a typo but should be fixed.
    The best tocos. My family doesn't want them any other way now. Thank you so much for sharing. We are planning a vacation in San Antonio and can't wait to have the orginal.
    DELICIOUS! Chewy, crispy, yum. I tried to follow the chicken based on tv show - turned out delicious. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!
    She uses premade masa but gives the recipe for masa that Bobby used? what gives? why bother posting it when you cant get the whole recipe.... that's not sharing..... I'll make Bobby's instead! thanks for nothing
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