How to Heat Up Corn Tortillas


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Feel like having a Mexican dinner? No Mexican food is complete without corn tortillas. Whether you serve them as tacos or turn them into chips, corn tortillas taste great! And what’s even better is that they seldom get stale. So, if you have a few corns tortillas leftover, you can easily reheat them and enjoy them again.

Reheating corn tortillas is a piece of cake. In fact, there are three simple and convenient ways to heat up corn tortillas. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about heating up corn tortillas.

How to heat up corn tortillas on a stovetop

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Using a cast-iron skillet for heating corn tortillas is quick and easy. All you have to do is place the skillet on medium heat. Once it is hot, place a corn tortilla on it and let it heat up. Flip it over and wait for a few seconds until both sides are warmed up. Remember that we have to dry heat the tortillas. Don’t add oil to the skillet. The tortillas heat up evenly and are crispier, thanks to the stove!

Also, if you are looking for some char on the tortillas, skip the skillet and reheat them by direct contact with the heat. Use tongs for assistance and heat them up on direct stovetop heat from both sides. This is a way to heat up tortillas especially if you like them a little bit on the crispy side.

How to heat up corn tortillas in the oven

Another convenient way of heating the corn tortillas is by placing them in the oven. However, it takes a bit more time than the other methods so, if you are patient or not in a hurry, and this way works great. All you have to do is stack about four to five corn tortillas and wrap them in aluminum foil. Place them in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. It is a good way to heat up the tortillas in large batches.

How to heat up corn tortillas in the microwave

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One of my all-time favorite and super convenient ways to heat up the tortillas is in the microwave.  All you have to do is stack about five corn tortillas on a microwave-safe plate. Cover the tortillas with a damp kitchen towel. Place them in the microwave and push start. Check the tortillas after every 30-second interval until they are nice and warm. If you are impatient or in a hurry, this is the way to heat up the tortillas. However, keep in mind that the kitchen towel shouldn’t be dripping wet. It should be damp.

So, the next time you feel like Mexican food, be sure to heat up your corn tortillas with one of the methods described above. Buen Provecho!

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