How to Warm Up Tortillas in the Microwave

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This is but a dream for some.

There are few things worse than pulling some tortillas out of the refrigerator, peeling one off the top of the stack, and watching it split into pieces. A split tortilla is no good to anyone, so you try to surgically remove it one quarter inch at a time. Eventually you accept that the tortilla is ruined, and what was going to be a taco, burrito or fajita has transformed into a mess of meat, bread and sauce that you have to eat with a fork. Happily, there's a way to avoid this. All you have to do is warm up the tortillas first.


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Step 1

This is not what you want.

Run a little it of water over a dish towel. Ensure that the whole towel has some water on it.


Step 2

Squeeze the towel so it's just a little damp.

Step 3

Wrap the tortilla stack in the towel.

Step 4

Put the wrapped tortilla stack in the microwave.


Step 5

Set the microwave for around two minutes.

Step 6

Check the tortillas regularly to make sure they are warm enough to stay in one piece.


Microwave time will vary depending on your microwave; there is little standardization between microwaves.



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