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How to Keep Tortillas Soft

author image Darla Ferrara
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.
How to Keep Tortillas Soft
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Tortillas come in two versions: flour and corn. The roots of both formats began in the Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico. Modern day Mexican foods still rely on tortillas as a base ingredient. For example, the classic burrito is a flour tortilla wrap with assorted fillings. The most effective way to save tortillas, whether they are corn or flour, is through proper storage. This will keep them soft and fresh until time to cook.

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Step 1

Place the tortillas in a resealable plastic bag or airtight storage container. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Step 2

Store the tortillas in the freezer if stocking up. Place them in a resealable plastic bag or air tight container prior to freezing. Move the tortillas to the refrigerator to thaw several days before using them.

Step 3

Heat the tortillas up in the microwave once thawing is complete. Place them in a microwave-safe container or on a plate then heat for 10 to 20 seconds. Cover the plate with a clean towel to keep the tortillas soft until ready to use.

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