Hard Taco Shells


Homemade taco shells are crunchy and taste excellent! Use homemade tortillas or store-bought corn tortillas. You may need a little practice at first. Fill and serve tacos right after frying, or they may become chewy. Leftovers may be heated in the oven for crisping.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
15 taco shells


  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas

  • salt to taste


  1. Fill a heavy skillet with 1-inch-deep oil over medium heat; heat to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Fry one tortilla at a time in hot oil. Cook for about 15 seconds. Flip over and fold in half, holding in place with tongs until crispy, about 15 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt while still hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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