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Cooking Instructions

  • Read Safety WARNINGS, Cooking Instructions and Cooking Tips prior to using TacoPan.  See photo album for pics of the cooking process.
  • Add ~3 tablespoons oil in center of TacoPan and turn on heat source to medium-medium high.. 
    • Canola, corn and vegetable oils all make great tacos. Hot oil cooking temperatures vary. Do not exceed hot oil boiling point.  Never leave hot oil unattended.
  • To test hot oil for appropriate cooking temperature, place tip of tortilla into hot oil. If  oil around tortilla lightly bubbles, the oil is hot enough to begin cooking tacos.
    • Throughout the cooking process, always maintain 2-3 tablespoons of oil, adding additional oil in 1 tablespoon increments, as required.
  • Place tortilla  (flat) in oil. Tortilla is cooked on only one side. It will float on the hot oil. Do not submerge tortilla in oil. Each taco cooks in ~30-40 seconds depending on oil temperature.
    • Assure all excess moisture in filling is removed prior to adding onto tortilla in hot oil.
  • Immediately add 1 rounded tablespoon of filling in center of tortilla. 
    • Do not allow filling to spill into hot oil. If spill occurs, remove filling from hot oil immediately.
  • When taco is cooked, use your (fork) utensils and fold taco in half.  Hold fork on top of taco for a few more seconds and then slide folded taco up the pan, to outer edge.  Excess oil will drain back into center of pan.
    • Too crisp or browned tortillas result from cooking to long or oil is too hot.
    • Soft or oily tortilla result from cooking to quick or oil is not hot enough. 
  • Repeat prcoess.
    • Maintain 2-3 tablespoons of oil at all times, adding additional oil in 1 tablespoon increments, as required.
  • Place cooked tacos side-by-side around the pan until desired number is prepared or until you’re hungry.

Cooking Tips

  • Prepare taco condiments and side dishes. See recipes for suggestions.
  • Prepare and cook taco filling. Drain filling of access moisture. See recipes for suggestions. Keep filling warm while cooking tacos.
  • Suggested utensils for cooking tacos are 2 forks, one in each hand, which allows for easy taco turning and movement on the pan.
  • Average taco cooking time, per taco, is ~30-40 seconds. Cook taco until crisp or to desired texture.
  • It is important to monitor and maintain a consistent hot oil temperature throughout the entire cooking process. Temperatures vary based on cook top type and oil type. Adjust temperature to maintain a consistent cooking temperature. Read Safety WARNINGS prior to using TacoPan.
  • It is suggested to use the small burner on your cook top. This maintains heat in the cooking center and provides sufficient heat throughout the pan to keep all prepared tacos warm/hot until serving. Using the large burner also works fine too, heat adjustment (down) may be required.

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