Recipe Yield

10 tostadas

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.20 from 5 votes


  • Vegetable oil
  • 10 corn tortillas (5-6 inch in diameter), homemade or store bought
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

To Prepare

To fry:

  • In a deep 12-inch skillet, heat ½ inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Fry the tortillas in the hot oil for 1½ to 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle immediately with salt.

To bake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Place tortillas on the baking sheet. Gently brush the tops with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping occasionally, until golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool.


11comments inTostadas

  1. Heather

    Jan 27

    Hi Pati,
    Is there a way to make tostadas without using oil, or do you need it to make them properly?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 27

      Of course Heather, you can always either let the tortillas toast over a hot comal or dry skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally until they toast and crisp; or place them on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, turning them once halfway through, until tanned and crisp 😉

  2. Rose

    Jul 31

    Good afternoon Pati. I like to put guacamole on the bottom of tostada shell, then add ground beef mixed with black beans topped with lettuce and a mixture of cheese and tomato and a bit of more guacamole and salsa. Yummy

    Thank you for your recipe’s I always enjoy trying something different.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 09

      And thanks for sharing yours Rose, sounds yummy!

  3. Barbara meuleman

    Apr 14

    What does one put on tostado?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Anything you like Barbara! Refried beans, cheese and salsa for example. Your favorite seafood as well. Here one of my favorite tostada recipe for you:

  4. Teresa

    Dec 21

    The baked tortillas make awesome tostadas!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 26

      Glad you liked them 🙂

      1. John from Cleveland

        Feb 18

        Awesome!! Making tonight

  5. Shala Rodriguez

    Dec 21

    I love reading these recipes and finding my culture again. My parents and grandparents are all gone and I miss being in the kitchen learning and laughing and telling stories. Thank you. You have brought the love of the kitchen back to me. ❤️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 26

      How sweet of you Shala, keep cooking and having fun 🙂

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