Fresh Tortillas. A Tip from my Mexican Friend


Norma is a good friend from Mexico. Every time I go to her house she has fresh tortillas for me. I once asked her what was her secret. She told me that if I didn’t have a “tortilleria” nearby I could always apply her tip to the regular supermarket packaged tortillas. A tortilleria is a shop typically owned by a Mexican family that produces and sells freshly made tortillas.

Here is Norma’s tip:

1. Place corn or flour tortilla on microwave safe plate.


2. Sprinkle a few drops of water over the tortilla. Cover the tortilla with a slightly damp paper towel. Place covered tortilla in microwave for 15 seconds.


3. Add shredded mozzarella cheese if you want to prepare a cheese quesadilla.


4. Fold the tortilla, cover again with the slightly damp paper towel, and place in the microwave for another 15 seconds.

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These fresh warm tortillas can be enjoyed alone, in soft tacos, or by dipping them in a good Mexican salsa. In the case of this post, I applied Norma’s tip for my fresh cheese quesadillas. Follow this tip to enjoy warm and fresh tortillas at home every time!




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