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The Stalemorphic Taco Shell

Never eat a stale taco again!
 
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So it's a well established fact that I like tacos. But I hate it when I try to make a soft taco, and find that the taco bread, which has been sitting on my shelf for a month, has become crusty and hard. Likewise, I hate to find that my hard taco shells have become soft. There has to be a happy medium here. Well, now there is! The solution is to manufacture taco shell material which becomes stale even faster than normal. That way, it can start out as a soft taco, but a week later, I have a hard taco shell to work with. Wait another week, and my hard taco has become stale and has reverted back to its soft taco form. Do you see what I'm getting at here? Perpetual taco bliss! Now, I know there may be some naysayers out there. "What if I want a hard taco, but I'm living in a soft taco week?? What then? Huh? Huh??" To them, I say: buy a second pack of Stalemorphic tacos, a week out of synch with the first pack! That way, you will have the correct taco shell for any occasion, and taco shell shame (TSS) will become a thing of the past. We can eliminate TSS in our lifetime!
Overpanic, Jun 20 2003

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       Any ideas about the chemistry behind it? Would it still be edible?
kbecker, Jun 20 2003
  

       So is a hard taco just a stale soft taco? Or vice versa?
You could just buy fewer tacos, but more often.
angel, Jun 20 2003
  

       taco bread? taco bread?! taco bread?!?! They're called tortillas. A month? A month?! A month?!?! Are they green by the time you use them?
thumbwax, Jun 20 2003
  

       Mmmmm, Taaaacos. (+)
FloridaManatee, Jun 20 2003
  

       Why not just use cardboard ? Identical flavour and texture; to soften, soak in water. Saves money, too.
8th of 7, Jun 20 2003
  

       TSS? no problem. VPL now thats a real issue.
po, Jun 20 2003
  

       well if your soft tacos are turning hard when they sat there for a month, why didn't you also get a pack of hard tacos, to turn soft, it would've worked the same way, but by monthes, btw I like your idea because it sppeds things up
zudo, Jul 15 2004
  

       I don't think I've ever heard someone call a tortilla "taco bread." Thats really bizarre. Do other people call it that where you live?
Here's the problem with this now: I'm willing to bet you make your soft tacos with flour tortillas (they're white, corn tortillas are always yellow). But hard taco shells are made of corn tortillas! The ingredients for the two are completely different. Yout soft tortillas are made with flour and lard, and your taco shells are made of mushed up corn. This won't work.
evilmathgenius, Jul 15 2004
  

       I came here to delete this, but I'm too awed by your comprehensive annotation to go through with that.
jutta, Aug 01 2004
  
      
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