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I believe that a hack is not a hack unless it makes something possible that was otherwise not possible before. Like making sure your epic bagel sandwich doesn't get smushed on the way to work. Now I just need to figure out how to make sure my hacked tostada shell doesn't get shattered. 

I believe that a hack is not a hack unless it makes something possible that was otherwise not possible before. Like squeezing out enough juice for not one but two cocktails from a single lime. Or making sure your epic bagel sandwich doesn’t get smushed on the way to work. Now I just need to figure out how to make sure my hacked tostada shell doesn’t get shattered. 

To make your own tostadas at home, simply invert a muffin tin, nestle a few 6-inch flour tortillas in tostada shape as shown above (corn tortillas don’t work for this hack, sadly), spray very lightly with cooking spray and bake at 350F for 5-10 minutes or until crisp and brown around the edges. If the tortillas aren’t feeling the whole “staying in shape” thing, weigh them down with a small handful of dried beans. If they were previously refrigerated and feel a little brittle, warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave to prevent cracking.

I wish I had better advice on what to do with these shells once they’re baked. Here’s how my last foray into taco salad writing went.

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