Tostadas Supreme

Lynnda Cloutier Recipe

By Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet


These are so good. I don't usually fry the tortillas to make the baskets, but drape them over forms and bake them in the oven.Source: Unknown

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4 flour tortillas, 8 inch size
2 cups refried beans
2 cups shredded beef or chicken
1 cup salsa
oil for deep frying
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 avocado, sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat 2 cups oil in deep 1 1/2 quart pot. Using tongs, put tortilla over top of pot and push into hot oil with a metal ladle so that sides of tortilla turn up to form a basket. Fry about 1 minute til golden and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat process with each tortilla.
Fill basket with layers of warm beans, shredded meat mixture, lettuce and cheese. Top with sour cream, avocado and salsa.
Note: Special frying baskets for tostada shells are available where housewares are sold. Follow manufacturer's instructions for us.

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 25, 2013
Another pinch- sorry about that. thanks for all these great sounding recipes.
sherry monfils smonfils
Sep 25, 2013
Perfect, I have these large taco pans that I can use for the tostadas.
Then, I can bake, instead of fry! Voila! Thanks Lynnda:-)
Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Sep 25, 2013
Well, thanks ladies. Pinch all you like. I'm immune to those kind of pinches!
Toni T Toni6921
Sep 26, 2013
I love your recipe, Lynnda, and It will be pinched and passed along to family and friends!!
Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet
Sep 27, 2013
Thanks, Toni. You're a gem.