[toh-stah-duh; Spanish taws-tah-th ah]
- a tortilla fried until crisp and usually topped with a variety of ingredients, as shredded meat or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Also tos·ta·do [toh-stah-doh] /toʊˈstɑ doʊ/.
Origin of tostada
1935–40; < Mexican Spanish, noun use of past participle of Spanish tostar to toast1
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November 30, 2009
- a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans
Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar
Word Origin and History for tostada
1945, from Mexican Spanish, from past participle of Spanish tostar "to toast" (see toast (v.1)).
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