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Fried Tostadas

The fried tostadas are corn tortillas that are fried until they get a hard and crispy consistency . In this process the tortilla also acquires more flavor and it turns into a beautiful golden color.

In Mexico the tostadas are used to accompany dishes like
pozole , ceviche , refried beans , etc. They can also be used to make the famous tostadas, that consist of a tostada covered with a mountain of food like the chorizo and potato tostada or the crab tostada.

*Don´t get confused the word tostada is used to refer to the crispy tortilla and it is also used to refer to the dish of tostadas.

About the Recipe

  • This recipe is very easy to make, only tortillas have to be fried.
  • Preferably use old tortillas in this recipe because they absorb less fat at the moment of frying them.
  • It is very important to use a vegetable oil, when the tortillas are fried because they resist very high temperatures.
  • Preparation time .
  • We give the recipe for 6 fried tostadas.


  • 6 Corn Tortillas (4.2 oz)
  • 1 cup of Vegetable Oil (8.4 fl oz)
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Tongs
  • 4 Paper Towels

  • Directions

    1. Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
    2. Heat the frying pan oil over high heat.
    3. Take with some tongs 1 maize tortilla, dip it in the frying pan oil and fry it for about 30 seconds per each side, until it is well fried.

    When the tortilla is put in the oil many bubbles will pop up due to the water that the tortilla contains, which evaporates quickly.

    1. Transfer from the frying pan to some paper towels, with the tongs, the tortilla that was fried so it dries and the fat excess is absorbed.
    2. Sprinkle over the fried tostada that was dried a little bit of salt and serve it.
    3. Repeat the same procedure with 5 more tortillas, it won’t be necessary to add more vegetable oil in the frying pan.

    Enjoy Them!

    Fried Tostadas

    Viariation: If you are on a diet and you want some lighter tostadas , prepare baked tostadas.

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    Mexican Soups

    ӿ Red Menudo
    ӿ Shrimp Chilpachole
    ӿ Tlalpeno Soup
    ӿ Corn Soup
    ӿ Cream of Bean Soup

    To make the tostadas you can use “La Banderita Corn Tortillas" because they are of very good quality and they fry to perfection.

    To make the fried tostadas you will need some good tongs as the OXO because they are long, resistant, they have a good weight and they have a very good grip.

    You can put the tostadas in a Mexican basket as beautiful and as colorful as this one.