Taco shells

United States
August 20, 2007 1:18am CST
What kind of taco shells do you use when you're making tacos? Do you buy the pre-made ones from the store, or do you buy the corn tortillas and fry them yourself? I know the former is much more convenient, but I don't know...I'm so used to the homemade ones that I don't know if I could switch to store-bought. Or are you one of those people who just use soft flour tortillas like they do at the taco trucks?
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7 responses
• United States
20 Aug 07
I buy the pre made kind and i use only hard tacos no soft tacos.
• United States
21 Aug 07
The only hard shells I like are the ones from taco bell. Then again, I like basically anything from Taco Bell. lol. Thanks for the comment!
• United States
20 Aug 07
we usually buy the corn tortillas and fry those. i dont mind the pre-made ones..but they are not my favorite. i do like the soft flour and soft corn tortilla tacos, but im the only one in the house that does lol! ive never tried making my own tortillas..i cant imagine being very good at it!
• United States
21 Aug 07
My mom taught me how to make flour tortillas, but they're really a pain. It's hard to roll them out to an adequate shape. It's worth it just to shell out a few bucks and buy them at the store! I can't get used to the soft flour shells for tacos. I know it's the "real" way to eat tacos, but I'm too used to the corn tortillas!
@vickie_b (36)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Whem making tacos at home I like to buy from the grocery store the La Tiara brand taco shells. They are very thin and delicious!!
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I prefer to make my own taco shells.
• United States
13 Nov 07
We always buy our tortillas and fry our own taco shells, we do both the corn tortillas and flour tortillas. I was raised with making taco's homemade, no packet seasoning in the meat and always frying our tortilla's. I like taco bell and some restaurants that serve tacos, but it's never the same I hate the store bought pre-made taco shells, lol. I love my tacos homemade. We always fry our burger 1/2 way in a little bit of water along with some minced or fresh onion, drain all the water and grease off, then season it with minced garlic or garlic powder and sea salt (better than regular salt) and ground pepper. We had taco's last night, lol. Talking about it always makes me hungry!
@karixie (121)
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
Just buy it from the grocery store. Hehe.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
I use lumpia wrappers or egg white wrappers. I shape this wrappers into circles then fry them with the shape of taco shells. They are fragile but more delicious than real nacho taco shells.