A really common question is, "What to do in place of a tortilla?" One obvious answer is Mama Lupe's tortillas
. And, while these are great, tasty and obviously fit the bill, they are also made of wheat products and qualify as a processed food. I've got a decent cheddar cracker
which does a solid job of replacing the taste and texture of a wheat based cracker, but without grains! This tends to fill the void for some. For others, there's always the old, "Wrap it in a leaf!" Baby romaine leaves, leaves of Bibb lettuce, iceberg lettuce and even cabbage all make for nice handy little holders for your taco fixin's. Again, this answer doesn't satisfy those that pine for the CRUNCH of a crispity taco shell.
For you, I offer this cheddar based taco shell!
These shells can be a bit fussy to make and hot oil tends to get everywhere, but they are also a lot of fun to make! They're delicious and quite toothsome, to boot! The crunch isn't quite is quick-to-crisp, as a baked or fried corn tortilla taco shell, but ... come on ... let's be realistic, here. This is a taco shell made ENTIRELY out of fried cheese!
Is this REALLY that much of a sacrifice? *wink*
Serving Size Note:
2 lbs of cheese should make about 12 shells, depending on thickness and size.
I don't really know how to calculate this. Easily half of the fat (and calories)
are rendered from the cheese and poured off. These are not as calorically dense as the nutrition information will have you believe.