When contemplating Mexican one night, I was trying to think of a way to adapt the widely loved tacos to make it healthy and delicious yet still have the novelty of a crispy taco shell. I trailed this many times using all different types of cheese but only found one to be perfect - that being Mainland's Noble. This cheese makes a perfect replica shell as it melts together with minimal holes along with being pliable yet is stiff setting and even better, you don't need to add cheese to your filling because it's already in the shell!
CHEESE TACO SHELL
1/3 C lightly packed Mainland Noble Cheese
Pulled taco chicken
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius on bake.
Place grated cheese in the center of a lined baking tray. Form circle with the cheese ensuring a thickness of at least 5mm. You could use a circle cookie cutter or food ring to assist.
Place it in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until bubbly, oily and starting to reach a golden colour. Remove from oven and blot up excess oil with a paper towel.
Drape the cheese over a large rolling pin and allow to harden. Once cool they will replicate a taco shell. Be careful with these as they are very fragile.
You can now fill them with your ingredients of choice, such as iceberg lettuce and pulled taco chicken.
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