The thin, round, unleavened tortilla is Mexico's everyday bread. Handmade from corn flour (masa) or wheat flour, they are traditionally baked on a griddle called comal. Fresh tortillas can be eaten plain, used as a plate, or wrapped around various fillings to make sandwiches, burritos, tacos and enchiladas.
Tortillas are available at the supermarket, either on the shelf or in the refrigerated section. They are made in various sizes, typically small (6-inch), medium (8-inch) and large (10-inch).
Their popularity as a bread alternative has led to an ever-increasing variety of choices. In addition to traditional corn and flour, you'll find more health-conscious fat-free, low-carb and multigrain versions, as well as gourmet flavors like honey wheat, spinach, sun-dried tomato and chipotle chile.
With our recipes, you can also make your flour tortillas or corn tortillas at home.
Keep tortillas refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to one week or check the stamped date on the package. Tortillas can also be frozen for up to three months. Place a sheet of wax paper between each so they'll separate easily.
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