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Old 11-01-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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I'm new to the San Antonio area after living my entire life on the east coast. When I go grocery shopping, I notice that most of the stores have a section where they have tons of bagged up plain tortillas and they are busy making fresh ones. THese are large size like wraps. There's obviously a high demand for them here but what do you do with them aside from making soft tacos or enchiladas?

I also have noticed hardshell ones packaged up. What do you do with them? Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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A taco is pretty much anything in a tortilla. My personal favorite main fillings are shredded beef, pinto or black beans, or avocado slices. Will add some combination of hot sauce or salsa, sour cream, cheese, onion, and shredded lettuce or cabbage to those.

I also make fusion tacos like Asian-spiced meatballs served with shredded cabbage and hoisin or plum sauce.

You can also make your own pinwheel wraps using deli meat and cheese and veggies.

Quesadillas are also popular in my home.

Note that those grocery store fresh tortillas will taste better than the kind in the bread aisle, but will not keep nearly as long.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I'm new to the San Antonio area after living my entire life on the east coast. When I go grocery shopping, I notice that most of the stores have a section where they have tons of bagged up plain tortillas and they are busy making fresh ones. THese are large size like wraps. There's obviously a high demand for them here but what do you do with them aside from making soft tacos or enchiladas?

I also have noticed hardshell ones packaged up. What do you do with them? Thanks!
Send them my way

I like mine for wraps - mostly small but can do large too. We have a quesadilla maker at the house. I've made them on occasion as well.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Use like a flat bread, make tacos, enchiladas, wraps, French toast, migas, "sushi' rolls, chips, cannelloni, mini pizza, chimichanga, lasagna, nachos...
Sweet or savory.
There are flour, whole wheat and corn tortillas, and some are mixed with spinach, bluecorn,
paprika, cilantro etc.
Healthiest tortilla are made of corn
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: CA
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I heat it, glide stick of butter all over, roll, eat. If you're Homer Simpson, you place the entire stick and then roll it up. But the other suggestions are good, too.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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The flat crispy ones are for chalupas (aka tostada at Taco Bell).
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:09 PM
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I have a package of 11 of those things in my freezer. I've been wondering what to do with them, too. I'm not really a Mexican food person.

I took one out one day and thawed it, but it seemed a bit soggy, so I laid it for a bit on top of the toaster and pressed the toaster down. I watched it for a short time till it smelled good, and then I put burrata and tomato on it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm new to the San Antonio area after living my entire life on the east coast. When I go grocery shopping, I notice that most of the stores have a section where they have tons of bagged up plain tortillas and they are busy making fresh ones. THese are large size like wraps. There's obviously a high demand for them here but what do you do with them aside from making soft tacos or enchiladas?

I also have noticed hardshell ones packaged up. What do you do with them? Thanks!
almost all Mexican food start with using tortillas in some form and if not, they are used to replace bread. Heck we use them, even small ones for roll ups at lunch sometimes. For those of us who have been raised around Mexican food, tortillas is probably the number one thing that comes to mind when we think ingredients when making home made Mexican anything Well not everything, but most entrees at least.
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM
 
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I have a package of 11 of those things in my freezer. I've been wondering what to do with them, too. I'm not really a Mexican food person.

I took one out one day and thawed it, but it seemed a bit soggy, so I laid it for a bit on top of the toaster and pressed the toaster down. I watched it for a short time till it smelled good, and then I put burrata and tomato on it.
I heat them straight on the gas burner until they bubble up.
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 AM
 
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Add some spice and a spray of oil to make fresh chips - deep fried or in the air fryer. Fill with an omlett, freeze - homemade pocket sandwiches.
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