I’m fine with just using pork rinds or digging into taco meat (or lentil tacos!) with a fork, but Superhusband was needing something a little more like the real deal. I heard rumblings about microwaving cheese in a circle and letting it cool in the shape of a taco shell, to basically make the equivalent of the hard corn taco shells, without, you know, corn. This seemed a little like a weird “too good to be true” hack, but after the success of the Fathead pizza, it was worth a try.
I microwaved a slice of provolone cheese (you can use shredded, though, as the recipe states), and after dabbing away any grease that had pooled off, I let it rest around a round container of garlic powder. It’s not the prettiest setup, but it worked. By the way, the grease dabbing isn’t because i’m afraid of grease (obviously, I promote fats!), it was just a mess. When the shell cooled, it was time for Superhusband to eat.
He’s a picky eater, so I was waiting to see what his reaction was. His official response was: “Can you make some more?” I’ll take that as a score! They are a teensy bit chewier than a “real” taco shell, but it’s really tasty. We’ll be doing this again.