I’m going to start this post with the disclousure that no-mess refers to making the taco shell not eating them. Just wanted to be clear before we get started.
So my love of mexican food is not a secret (as seen here, here and here). I’ve heard of wonton tacos on restaurant menus (although sometimes they are more Asian based), and a quick search of the web shows many recipes for wonton tacos frying up the filled wonton shells. Well, I really don’t like cleaning up the mess after something gets fried, so I rarely fry things. I decided to crank up the oven and bake the shells instead.
I used a metal cooling rack, put it on a baking sheet and laid a wonton wrapper over the wire of the rack forming a triangle taco shape. They baked up in about 8 minutes. I gentley removed them and stuffed them full of Cafe Rio Chicken, coleslaw mix (because it has a nice crunch to it and there’s no prep involved) shredded cheese and a little Frank’s Red Hot. Then I folded up the rack and put it and the baking sheet back where they belong. See? I told you they were no-mess!
These would be fabulous as an appetizer, an entree with rice and beans or switch it up and make it Asian like the restaurants do!