taco shells

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Description
A traditional food wrap from Mexico consisting of a taco shell that is filled with cheese, vegetables, refried beans, and salsa. The ingredients are placed as a top layer on the tortilla, which is then folded or wrapped around the ingredients that are served hot or cold. The shell which is available in different sizes is folded or wrapped around the ingredients is served either hot or cold. Taco shells are usually made with yellow corn flour in addition with little salt and ajwain. It can be filled with any stuffing of your choice - rajma beans, finely chopped veggies, paneer and grated cheese. Taco shells are popularly used for Mexican preparations.The crunch of a taco shell contrasting with the mixture of soft filling ingredients is relished and enjoyed by all age groups.

How to Select
Homemade crunchy taco shells are excellent. However, it is also easily available at the grocery stores. Also, at stores, you have an option to buy branded or homemade taco shells. Baked as well as fried taco shells are available, hence check and verify and buy accordingly.

Culinary Uses
· Tacos can be served nicely as small appetizers in small shells or as a main meal in larger taco shells.
· Mexican dish - Tacos is very popular and is delight to eat.
· A traditional food wrap from Mexico consisting of a taco shell that is filled with your favourite filling.
· This versatile dish can be garnished with a wide variety of toppings
· If you have taco shells leftover - don't worry just crush it with your hands and the crunch to your salad.
· A taco seasoned with beans and salsa for lunch, dinner or brunches makes this food idea an enjoyable way to serve a casual and light meal.

How to Store
Store in an airtight container and will stay fresh for a week. However, crispiness can be retained by just keeping them in oven for few seconds.

Health Benefits
· Best taco shells are whole wheat or wholegrain varieties. These are lower on the glycemic index, which helps to maintain more stable blood glucose levels and healthier glucose metabolism
· Mouth watering tacos are healthy with more of vegetable filling but if loaded with cheese then it is high in fats as well as calories.

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