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Try It Before You Buy It: Perfect Tortilla pan

6:04 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- When you go to a restaurant, taco salad in an edible shell is always something special you can't get at home. But the Perfect Tortilla pan says you CAN make them at home in your own kitchen.

I took the Perfect Tortilla pans to Downtown Trini's in Sparta where owner Trini Paiz helped me test it out. Trini showed me how they deep fry their taco salad shells. The Perfect Tortilla shells are baked, so there's less fat.

At first we thought the Perfect Tortilla pans were small, but we used the same 10-inch flour tortillas that Trini uses. We baked them for 10 minutes and they came out crispy and ready to fill with toppings and were the same size as the restaurant's.

Comparing the Perfect Tortilla shells to the restaurant shells, Trini's were fluffier from the deep frying, but the Perfect Tortilla shells were still crispy and yummy. They definitely got our approval. We joked that Trini should have these on his "lighter menu." We were both impressed.

The Perfect Tortilla comes with all sorts of recipes you can use from taco salad to chili to various dips. We bought ours at Walgreens, but look for it at any place that sells "As Seen on TV" products. We bought ours for around $10 and it comes with 4 pans, plus a "Cup 'n Cut" combination slicer and measuring cup.

For more information, go to www.buyperfecttortilla.com  .

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