Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mexican Tostadas

Mexican Tostadas, fried tortillas, is a typical dish anyone can make for holidays, birthdays, or as a meal for any day occasion. The great thing of this dish is even if you have a friend or family member who is a vegetarian they could still enjoy this meal. It consists of vegetables, shredded cheese, smashed or blended beans. Also sour cream, salsa, and meat can be added, it's up to the person's taste. I personally don't eat my tostadas with meat, however I do apply sour cream from the deli and salsa homemade.


  • A pack of tortillas
  • A can or two of beans
  • Oil
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Salsa (Optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Grab a pan, be conscience of its size, if you only want a few fried tortillas go for a smaller pan but if it's for a group of people go for a bigger pan, such as a disposable tin pan
  2. Place the pan on your stove with low flames
  3. Grab your oil and pour it onto the pan, pour enough for a tortilla to be fully covered
  4. Flip the tortilla with a spoon, fork, knife, or spatula (As you flip the tortilla be careful as to place them because the boiling oil could bounce onto your skin or clothes)
  5. Once the tortilla has hardened place it onto a plate with napkins all over for the grease to be absorbed or use the dish on image and have a plate under for the dripping grease
  6. Wait until the tortillas dry
  7. As you wait, cut out the lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes into small pieces
  8. Slice the radishes, just as in the image shown
  9. Shred the cheese in which you use, I personally use a dried mexican cheese that is actually made in Mexico, if not I use a cheese that is called fresco, which means fresh
  10. As you come to realize the tortillas are nearly dried, open the can of beans
  11. Pour them into a pan and add a small amount of water
  12. Smash them with a spoon or blend them
  13. As you heat them, and you see the beans are boiling taste the beans to make sure they are warm, in no longer than a few minutes would they be ready
  14. As you turn off the stove, grab a plate and display the fried tortillas
  15. Apply with a spoon the smashed or blended beans first on top of fried tortillas
  16. Apply small cut out portions of the meat you desire (Optional)
  17. Then, apply the small pieces of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado
  18. After, sprinkle a dash of cheese
  19. Next, apply sour cream and salsa (Optional)
  20. Last, display the radishes at the center of the tostadas (Optional)

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