tos·​ta·​da | \ tō-ˈstä-də How to pronounce tostada (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tostado \ tō-​ˈstä-​(ˌ)dō How to pronounce tostada (audio) \

Definition of tostada

: a tortilla fried in deep fat

Examples of tostada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Can Can — such a scallop ceviche tostada with a base made from blue heirloom bolita corn from Oaxaca. Leslie Brenner, Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Shy of fish in the first place, the ceviche’s citrus base sizzled what little fish there was into a slush, a consistency made worse by the mayo base on a ceviche tostada. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 20 May 2021 Finally, top each tostada with 2cilantro macho leaves, sprinkle sesame seeds all over the tuna. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Flour tortillas can be transformed into thin and crispy tostada-style pizzas for a new twist on personal pan pizza. Casey Barber, CNN, 14 Apr. 2021 The ingredients are simple: Sliced sushi-grade tuna sits atop a tostada on a bed of chipotle aioli and crispy leak, crowned by avocado. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Coffey says a Texas teen led a tostada making class after discovering Newton’s program., 23 Mar. 2021 Here the large, thick fried tortillas are almost the size of small dinner plate and are treated more like a tostada. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Mar. 2021 Plato El Paso features a chile relleno, beef tostada, beef enchilada, beef taco, burrito and a flauta. Will Coviello,, 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tostada

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tostada

Mexican Spanish tostada, from Spanish, feminine of tostado, past participle of tostar to toast, roast, from Late Latin tostare — more at toast entry 2

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The first known use of tostada was in 1935

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11 Jun 2021

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“Tostada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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