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Taco Shells

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Ingredients
  Boiling water 1 1⁄8 Cup (18 tbs)
  Butter 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄8 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour with the cornmeal, chili powder, salt and pepper
2. Melt the butter in the hot water and pour this liquid into the dry ingredients.
3. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes.
4. Using your hand or a wooden spoon, combine the mixture to bind and make a stiff dough.
5. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rest for 1 hour.

MAKING
6. Turn the dough on to a well floured work surface and divide it into 9 equal portions and roll into balls.
7. Flatten a ball of dough in flour, place on board and roll into a circle of 6 inches, dusting with flour as you roll.
8. Do the same with the other portions of dough

FINALIZING
9. Heat a skillet or frying pan on a medium flame.
10. When the skillet in hot, place the taco shell in it and brown on one side.
11. Using a pair of tongs, flip it over and cook on the other side.
12. Roll the sides of the shell up into a taco shape while it's cooking. Don’t wait for the shell to cool down before you do so or else it will be to hard and will crack.
13. Make the remaining shells in same way.

SERVING
14. Stuff the taco shells with your favorite fillings and top with a Taco Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Browned
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Corn
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
9

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