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Old 03-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Eat or toss corn tortillas?

I've had a large number of corn tortillas in the fridge for about 3 weeks. How long can they last in the refrigerator until I need to toss them?

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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They can last quite a while. If there is nothing growing on them than I would eat them.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #3
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I agree with GB. They last a very long time. Same with flour tortillas.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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I just bought a package of La Banderita Corn Tortillas yesterday and the expiration date says 5/11/10...so a month and a half. But the grocery stores have to be extra cautious so I'm sure you could extend that somewhat.

I plan to make Fish Tacos tonite for my son and his girlfriend who just rolled into town for two nites...i call them my professional transients because they travel all over the world and get a job while they're there. Last stint was an Organic Farm in Belize for 3 months. They caught all their own fish to eat in the ocean. After finishing up some college courses then next stint will be Glacier Nat'l Park in Montana to restore trails etc. He even did a 3 week fishing job in Alaska's Bering Sea. They're only 24.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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They can be frozen.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:24 AM   #6
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They go bad??

BTW........loved hearing about your kids Mollyanne, and welcome to DC.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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I have corn tortillas on hand all the time for DH who is gluten/wheat intolerant. I freeze them when on sale but have kept them in the fridge for a couple of months and they have been fine.

Now I have a craving for fish tacos!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #8
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The power of suggestion is amazing isn't it LP
And thankyou for the warm welcome, kayelle...nice to meet you both.

...another tortilla question: Are Corn Tortillas Vegan Friendly?
My Vegan daughter is coming for dinner and can't have the fish but I can substitute veggies...BUT can she have the corn tortillas? The only questionable thing it says in the ingredients is that the tortillas are treated with calcium hydroxide...i don't guess that has anything to do with dairy products though...or does it?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:18 AM   #9
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Tortilla are often made with lard so that would be something to check.
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I agree with GB. The calcium hydroxide is a preservative so you might want to check with her if she eats only natural. I have a vegan I cook for often and she does not eat chemicals of any kind!
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