Much like an open faced sandwich or pizza, tostadas usually have a base of corn, sometimes flour tortillas that are toasted; usually by frying in oil but can also be toasted on a grill or griddle resulting in easier preparation and a much healthier version without sacrificing taste. What really makes for great tasting tostadas is the toppings with a variety of flavorful condiments such as beans, cheese, crema fresca (somewhat like crème fraîche), sour cream, chopped cabbage or lettuce, sweet onions, jalapeños, guacamole and salsa.
CHICKEN CHIPOTLE TOSTADA Recipe
From George Hirsch Living it UP!
4 6-Inch Flour tortillas; or very fresh corn tortillas
2 Tablespoons olive oil; for tortillas
2 Chicken breasts, marinated grilled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup monetary jack cheese, shredded
Optional toppings: Pureed pinto beans, chopped sweet onions, finely shredded cabbage or lettuce, sliced jalapeños, guacamole, tomatillo sauce, salsa, crema fresca or crème fraîche, or sour cream.