We eat a lot of corn tortillas around this house, being gluten free. But there is one problem with corn tortillas is, if they are not soft enough they are kind of gross. They crack open, all your fillings fall out and the texture is terrible. So some how you need to heat them up to get the soft texture you need.
You have some warming options: microwave them, warm them in a skillet, and I get you could probably do it in the oven, too. But then you have another issue- they can dry out. So now they are even worse.
In the past my solution was to wrap them in a damp paper towel or clean cloth and microwave them. Overall it has worked OK and as long as you only do a few at a time then do get soft..but there was still a problem..they stick together.
Well, yesterday I was sick of it (kind of an exaggeration) and wanted a different solution. So I searched the internet for a microwavable tortilla warmer. I found them but they were kind of high in price- so then my brain started working on this problem.
And I had it- why can't I just use any microwave safe dish as a tortilla warmer? No reason I can't. So I got out a dish and put a smaller one inside, upside down, put a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of the larger dish to steam them, laid the tortillas on the smaller dish, put the top loosely on and microwaved away- maybe a minute or so.
Plus if you do not like to put plastic in the microwave this gives you the advantage of being able to use glass.
They were perfect. Nice and soft and they did not stick. Yum..BBQ Tacos.
I love it when a plan comes together.
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My names is Jen and my husband and I recently adopted two little girls from our county. These girls love to be in the kitchen, cooking, helping, washing dishes, whatever really- they just love it.
Now having them there is not always easy- their little hands are everywhere. But it's really good for them and it gives me a chance to let go of some control a little bit at a time.
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