Italian Tostada.

Introduction: Italian Tostada.

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We like to take traditional foods and shake it up a bit the the foods we grew up with. The Italian tostada, is like a polenta chip covered with lentils. mozzarella. cheese, and fruit. It is a snack you will certainly have over and over again. It is a bright change to the traditional tostada. Enjoy.

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Step 1: Ingredients:

Tostada base
1 cup tortilla masa flour
1 cup warm water
1 pinch salt
1 pinch baking power

1/4 cup drain cooked lentils
14 cup cheese
1/3 cup salad
1 tablespoon or so fruit.

Step 2: Corn Tortilla Base.

Add 1 cup warm water, 1 pinch baking soda, and one pinch salt for tortilla masa.
Mix with spoon till incorporateed.
Let siit in refrigerator for a while to rehydrate.
Take some of the mixture and make about a golf ball size golfball.
Squish flat with a frying pan or a tortilla press.

Gently lower ithe pressed tortilla into a screaming hot (oil-less) pan without your hands or finger touching it.
Let it cook for a minute on eash side.
Remove to a warm place till all the the dough is used in making tortllas.

Step 3: Lentils.

Boil lentils til tender. (a little baking soda can reduce cooking time).
Let cool in the fridge before putting in a plastic container.

Remove some lenils with a spider or holed spoon to drain the liquid thoroughly.
Lash with a potato masher or the like.
Put on top of a cooled corn tortilla.

Step 4: Cheese

You can wither use store bought cheese or make your own and freeze for later. (

Take the stire bought mozzarella cheese and top the lentils.
Optional: maybe a few seconds in the microwave.

Step 5: Salad, Fruit and Etc.

Add the salad on top,
Spoon some fruit on top of that.
You could add just a bit of pepper andd what ever else suits you.

Step 6: Done.

Hope you enjoy our Italian tostadas. They are great for game day. We had quite a few during the last playoff games. They are a nice change to the traditional pizza and you do not have to tip the delivery person. Yummy yummy yummy!

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