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Most Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants serve up soft, chewy and steaming hot flour tortillas with their dishes. As you bite into the steaming hot tortilla you often wonder how do they get them so soft and pliable? The ones you buy from the store are often stiff and dry and if you heat them up in the microwave, they become rubbery.  If fresh tortillas are what you crave, then of course you should make your own.
But if your schedule doesn't allow you the luxury of making your own, you an still have delicious tortillas by heating the store-bought ones correctly. Read How to Heat Tortillas


August 30, 2010 at 12:18 am
(1) Lady T says:

Thanks for sharing your recipes. I adapted your spicy mexican rice and it was easy and delicious! http://yourvicariousexperience.blogspot.com/2010/08/chicken-quesadillas-spicy-mexican-rice.html

September 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm
(2) Dennis Reed says:

actually, I prefer heating store bought flour tortillas over an open flame on the stove top for about 5 seconds per side. the slightly burnt edges add to the taste!

for corn tortillas, I take a stack of tortillas, spritz the top one with oil, take the top tortilla and put it at the bottom of the stack, repeat until all tortillas have been oiled. turn the stack over, put on nonstick pan, heat until bottom tortilla begins to shrink, using a spatula take bottom tortilla and put it on top of stack, again heat bottom tortilla, repeat until all tortillas done, turn stack over and repeat process heating each tortilla for about 5 seconds. serve. this process takes away the lye taste which many folks do not like.

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