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Old 04-06-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Toasting flour tortillas

I could not find the thread where Kayelle and Cheryl J described this technique, but I wanted to mention - I had leftover fajita filling from dinner last night, so I warmed some up for lunch today. From habit, I also heated up a flour tortilla briefly in the microwave.

It was a little tough. As I was eating it, I remembered Kayelle and Cheryl once described how they toast flour tortillas over the open flame on a gas stove. So I made a second batch of filling and this time, I toasted the tortilla. Mmmm, so good! It was a little crisp, a little soft and folded easily. So much tastier, and done in the same time as microwaving! I have learned a new, delicious technique. Thank you, ladies!
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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I will either just toast them on the gas burner or in a dry skillet.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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I will either just toast them on the gas burner or in a dry skillet.
I make quesadillas in a dry skillet, too. Works great! I think my bad old habit is broken!
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #4
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Sometimes I will toast corn tortillas in the toaster oven, and sometimes I will use a cast iron pan. I have an electric stove so no toasting over a burner. flour tortillas I prefer to put inside a plastic bag and nuke them just long enough to get them warm.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:35 PM   #5
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I'm so glad to hear you liked the technique GG. I agree it makes a tastier tortilla, and the flipping with tongs over the open fire is just more fun than the safer pan method.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:23 PM   #6
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Over a fire, dry pan or griddle are the ways that I like.

Or you could do like these ladies, wood fire over an inverted disk blade. This is a traditional way of making tortillas in Sonora.

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Old 04-06-2016, 06:37 PM   #7
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What a FABULOUS video James!! That's really poetry in motion, and no wimpy tongs for her!!
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What a FABULOUS video James!! That's really poetry in motion, and no wimpy tongs for her!!
I was very honored that they let me film them in action. When it came time to edit the video I could think of nothing to say that would have added to the video. They way they work together showed thru.
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Glad you like the flour tortillas that way, GG! I love the little lightly charred blistery bits from putting them on an open flame. If I'm making burritos instead of tacos or fajitas, I put them in a plastic bag in the microwave for a few seconds, since burritos require more folding and need to be more pliable.

James, I enjoyed the video, thank you for sharing it. Wow! Can those ladies ever stretch, flip, and spin those tortillas like nobody's business!
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James, I enjoyed the video, thank you for sharing it. Wow! Can those ladies ever stretch, flip, and spin those tortillas like nobody's business!
Better than most pizza making videos that I have seen. They do it in a very hot kitchen with big smiles.

BTW: The tortillas they make are some of the best I have ever had.
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