Marcela Valladolid is a new chef on Food Network. She cooks Mexican food, and she has a lot of good and easy recipes. Last week I used her recipe to make tostadas, but I did not follow the recipe exactly.
Nick didn't even follow my recipe exactly.
So feel free to change the recipe to your likings.
A tostada is a deep fried tortilla topped with a variety of ingredients. What could be better than that?
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large corn tortillas
1 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded flat and thin
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
Juice of a lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
*ingredients may vary depending on how you make your tostada
To make a tostada you need corn tortillas. I think it fries betters.
Begin by putting about an inch of oil (vegetable or peanut) in a cast iron skillet. Any skillet will do. I think cast iron is best.
Fry the tortilla about 3-5 minutes (flip half way through) or until it is lightly browned on both sides.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle both sides with salt.
Spread the tortilla with refried beans. These are from a can, but if you are really adventurous you can make your own like Marcela Valladolid.
Sprinkle with cheese. I chose colby jack, but other varieties would be good too.
Nick took a different approach. His was topped with lettuce and salsa. He enjoyed it, but his was a little messier than mine.