15 Ways to Make the Most of That Stack of Corn Tortillas

The Western hemisphere's most versatile food is good for so much more than tacos (but also tacos)

Tacos de Papa Hwy 99 (Potato Tacos)

Inspired by the potato tacos at Loncheria Otro Rollo in Bakersfield, these Tacolicious versions are stuffed with fluffy mashed potatoes and pan-fried until crisp. The accompanying smoky ranchero sauce also would be great as an accompaniment for meat or fish or spooned over eggs. Get the recipe for Tacos de Papa Hwy 99 (Potato Tacos) »

Masa Ball and Tomato Soup

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Ancho Chile Soup with Avocado, Crema, and Chile Pasilla (Sopa de Chile Ancho)

The heat of this deep-red ancho chile soup and its pasilla chile garnish is balanced by the addition of cooling crema and thinly sliced avocado. Get the recipe for Ancho Chile Soup with Avocado, Crema, and Chile Pasilla (Sopa de Chile Ancho) »

Tostadas de Camaron Seco (Shrimp Tostadas)

A mix of dried shrimp, eggs, and tangy achiote makes an intensely savory topping for fried tortillas in this simple dish, eaten as an appetizer or snack in coastal Oaxaca. Get the recipe for Tostadas de Camaron Seco »

Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)

Similar to tortilla soup, this version is sour from lots of whole limes in the broth and garnish; roasted habañero chiles add smokey heat to this bright soup. Get the recipe for Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima) »

Baja Ceviche Tostadas

Baja Ceviche Tostadas
The recipe for this take on the classic Mexican egg, bean, and tortilla dish—a favorite weekend breakfast of Mel Brooks—comes from chef Alejo Grijalva of Brentwood, California’s Kay ‘n Dave’s restaurant.

Chipotle Swiss-Chard Tacos

Swiss Chard Chipotle Tacos

Tortilla Soup (Sopa de Tortilla)

This inventive take on tortilla soup from celebrated Mexican chef Martha Ortiz is garnished with silky goat cheese and crispy pork rinds. Get the recipe for Tortilla Soup (Sopa de Tortilla) »

Enchiladas Suizas (Chicken Enchiladas in Tomatillo-Cream Sauce)

This cheesy, creamy dish originated at a Sanborns cafe in Mexico City in 1950. Its name, “Swiss enchiladas,” alludes to its copious use of dairy. Get the recipe for Enchiladas Suizas »

Black Bean Nachos with Red Chile Beef

Black Bean Nachos

Shallot and Pancetta Tortilla Crisps

Ultra-crisp tortilla pizzettes, developed by SAVEUR test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin, can be tailor-made with just about any ingredients. We like them topped with creme fraiche, shallot, and pancetta, a flavor profile not unlike alsatian tarte flambee.