Continuing my quest for dinners that don't heat up our kitchen, today I give you:
Back in the day when Carrie still lived with us, whenever tostadas were for dinner she'd whine that she diiidn't liiike tostadaaaas. But she always ate a couple and seemed to enjoy them.
And nowadays, when given the choice between tostadas and something-else-for-dinner, Doug always chooses the something-else. ~sigh~ But, when I don't ask and just make tostadas anyway, he always has three and really enjoys them. My people.
I do realize that this is just a play on a good ol' classic plate of nachos, and that's just fine by me! They're super easy to make, and here's how I do it:
♥ Fry corn tortillas, one at a time, in hot oil until browned and crisp (a minute or two on each side). Drain on paper towels. My mom was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, so instead of frying she used to spray each side of the tortilla with cooking spray, and then toast them on a cookie sheet under the broiler.
♥ Spread a layer of warm refried beans on each crispy tortilla. I usually stir in a spoonful of sour cream while the beans are heating - it makes them a little easier to spread.
♥ I top mine with grated cheese, lettuce, avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Sometimes I'll use some diced chicken as well, but once in a while I like serving a meatless meal.
So how about you? Are you a tostada fan?
Or would you choose something-else-for-dinner?