Use this Taco Shell Recipe to prepare the shells yourself. Fill them with a savory mince and cheese, add some guacamole, or prepare a Mexican black bean savory mix to fill your home-made taco shells for a wonderful meal!

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Taco Shells

Delicious Taco Shells
3.64 from 19 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 servings
Calories 136 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  • Mix all the ingredients together and hand beat.
  • In a heavy pan over medium to medium-high heat, heat a few cm of oil.
  • Pour ¼ cup into a hot greased pan and fry like pancakes.
  • Use tongs to place one tortilla at a time into the oil, it should start to sizzle right away.
  • Cook for 15 seconds, then flip over and fold the shell in half, holding in place with the tongs until crispy 15 seconds.
  • Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with salt while hot. Use for tacos right away or they may become chewy.


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 43IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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