Charra’s Baked Corn Tostados
Traditional tostadas are supposed to be crunchy because corn tortillas are traditionally deep-fat fried in oil, which doesn’t always make a tostada the most wholesome food choice. But, what if a corn tortilla is baked instead? Well, then a tostada becomes a more nutritious choice because oils are not used.
Charras – the maker of traditional Mexican foods – makes a baked corn tostada with three ingredients: white corn flour, iodized salt, and calcium hydroxide (helps the corn flour bind together). Also, known as “horneadas” – meaning “baked,” these tostadas can be used the same way as a traditionally fried tostada: place the tostadas on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes and then spread with refried beans, salsa, guacamole, or your favorite topping.
Each tostada has 40 calories,60 mg of sodium, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein, and no sugar or fat. Sold in boxes of 20 (8.5 ounces), for about $2.69-$3.69 per box, Charras Baked (Horneadas) Corn Tostadas (Tostadas de Maiz) offer a healthier alternative to the traditionally fried tostada.
If you’re used to fried tostadas, a baked tostada will not taste the same. So, give yourself time because a baked tostada is really delicious if given a chance.
Available at grocery stores nationwide.