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  1. #1
    Silent Stone Guest

    Default Freezing Flour Tortillas?

    Seems I've been chasing a dragon over the last week... Made some
    (soft) tacos, and ran out of meat before tortillas. Still wanted to
    eat tacos (the way I make them is one of my fave things to eat).
    Bought some meat, ran out of tortillas, then bought some tortillas.
    Ran out of meat and almost out of tortillas, and bought both.

    I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to store these
    tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze them?


    Thanks.

    -J

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Silent Stone wrote:
    > Seems I've been chasing a dragon over the last week... Made some
    > (soft) tacos, and ran out of meat before tortillas. Still wanted to
    > eat tacos (the way I make them is one of my fave things to eat).
    > Bought some meat, ran out of tortillas, then bought some tortillas.
    > Ran out of meat and almost out of tortillas, and bought both.
    >
    > I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    > tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to store these
    > tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze them?
    >
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -J


    I freeze unopened tortillas all the time. You do have to let them come
    to room temp by themselves or they will sometimes stick together. If
    they are a little stick-together, warm them in the microwave ever so
    slightly and they'll unstick.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Becca Guest

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    Silent Stone wrote:
    > I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    > tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to store these
    > tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze them?


    You can freeze them. I would make quesadillas or wraps, and my favorite
    way of eating them when I was a kid, was to melt butter on a hot
    tortilla, sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, fold it twice then eat
    it. This was my favorite dessert as a kind. Sad, huh? lol


    BTW, you can make crispy ones in the oven.

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1949...248201,00.html


    Enjoy those leftover tortillas.


    Becca

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Janet wrote on Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:54:18 -0600:

    > Silent Stone wrote:
    >> Seems I've been chasing a dragon over the last week... Made some
    >> (soft) tacos, and ran out of meat before tortillas. Still wanted to
    >> eat tacos (the way I make them is one of my
    >> fave things to eat). Bought some meat, ran out of tortillas, then
    >> bought some tortillas. Ran out of meat and almost out of
    >> tortillas, and bought both.
    >>
    >> I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    >> tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to
    >> store these tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze
    >> them?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> -J


    > I freeze unopened tortillas all the time. You do have to let
    > them come to room temp by themselves or they will sometimes
    > stick together. If they are a little stick-together, warm them
    > in the microwave ever so slightly and they'll unstick.


    That's good to know since a sealed package of tortillas will develop
    mold even at refrigerator temperature. An opened but clipped shut
    package is much more likely to get moldy of course.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Silent Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    > tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to store these
    > tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze them?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -J


    Look at the expiration date on the package -- you can store them,
    unopened, the way they displayed in the store. After opening, store
    them airtight in the fridge.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 12/28/2009

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    > I freeze unopened tortillas all the time. You do have to let them come
    > to room temp by themselves or they will sometimes stick together. If
    > they are a little stick-together, warm them in the microwave ever so
    > slightly and they'll unstick.


    I think that separating them before freezing would
    help with the sticking problem. I don't freeze
    tortillas, but whenever I buy a new pack I open
    it and separate all the tortillas on the first day.

    I wonder if there wold be any way to make a decent
    tortilla keeper. I throw away lots of tortillas.
    Maybe if it had an electric arc to create ozone,
    that might suppress mold. Or a UV lamp.

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:10:43 -0600:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]
    > com>,Silent Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    >> tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to
    >> store these tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze
    >> them?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> -J


    > Look at the expiration date on the package -- you can store
    > them, unopened, the way they displayed in the store. After
    > opening, store them airtight in the fridge.


    I'm a little bit cautious about tortillas. I have bought an unopened
    package. before it's expiration date and found mold.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Arri London Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    >
    > Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:10:43 -0600:
    >
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]
    > > com>,Silent Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    > >> tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to
    > >> store these tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze
    > >> them?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> -J

    >
    > > Look at the expiration date on the package -- you can store
    > > them, unopened, the way they displayed in the store. After
    > > opening, store them airtight in the fridge.

    >
    > I'm a little bit cautious about tortillas. I have bought an unopened
    > package. before it's expiration date and found mold.
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton



    We buy flour tortillas all the time. They are kept in the fridge or in
    the freezer, depending on the size of the package. If your shop has
    mouldy tortillas, they weren't stored properly. Complain to the manager.

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:02:22 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >James Silverton wrote:
    >>
    >> Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:10:43 -0600:
    >>
    >> > In article
    >> > <[email protected]
    >> > com>,Silent Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >> I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    >> >> tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to
    >> >> store these tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze
    >> >> them?
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks.
    >> >>
    >> >> -J

    >>
    >> > Look at the expiration date on the package -- you can store
    >> > them, unopened, the way they displayed in the store. After
    >> > opening, store them airtight in the fridge.

    >>
    >> I'm a little bit cautious about tortillas. I have bought an unopened
    >> package. before it's expiration date and found mold.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> James Silverton

    >
    >
    >We buy flour tortillas all the time. They are kept in the fridge or in
    >the freezer, depending on the size of the package. If your shop has
    >mouldy tortillas, they weren't stored properly. Complain to the manager.


    They could have been packaged warm/too warm. I had that happen to me
    with fresh bakery bread once. It was moldy the next day. However,
    unless one just plain doesn't eat tortillas for months, they don't
    need to be frozen. Refrigeration is fine - they'll get too hard to
    use before any mold appears.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Arri London Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:02:22 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >James Silverton wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:10:43 -0600:
    > >>
    > >> > In article
    > >> > <[email protected]
    > >> > com>,Silent Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> >> I misjudged and ended up with an unopened pack of small flour
    > >> >> tortillas. I'm tacoed out for the moment, but I'd like to
    > >> >> store these tortillas for the next session. Can I freeze
    > >> >> them?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Thanks.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> -J
    > >>
    > >> > Look at the expiration date on the package -- you can store
    > >> > them, unopened, the way they displayed in the store. After
    > >> > opening, store them airtight in the fridge.
    > >>
    > >> I'm a little bit cautious about tortillas. I have bought an unopened
    > >> package. before it's expiration date and found mold.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> James Silverton

    > >
    > >
    > >We buy flour tortillas all the time. They are kept in the fridge or in
    > >the freezer, depending on the size of the package. If your shop has
    > >mouldy tortillas, they weren't stored properly. Complain to the manager.

    >
    > They could have been packaged warm/too warm. I had that happen to me
    > with fresh bakery bread once. It was moldy the next day.



    That too of course. Our local Mexi-megamart packages their tortillas
    warm. However the clientele would eat that package the same day and come
    back the next day for more.


    >However,
    > unless one just plain doesn't eat tortillas for months, they don't
    > need to be frozen. Refrigeration is fine - they'll get too hard to
    > use before any mold appears.



    We freeze both sorts just on general principle. Matter of minutes to
    thaw and no staleness or mould.


    >


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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:55:20 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >That too of course. Our local Mexi-megamart packages their tortillas
    >warm. However the clientele would eat that package the same day and come
    >back the next day for more.


    Wouldn't they package warm tortillas in paper vs plastic too? I think
    mold happens when the moist heat can't escape.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Arri London Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:55:20 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That too of course. Our local Mexi-megamart packages their tortillas
    > >warm. However the clientele would eat that package the same day and come
    > >back the next day for more.

    >
    > Wouldn't they package warm tortillas in paper vs plastic too? I think
    > mold happens when the moist heat can't escape.
    >



    No these are packed in plastic bags, straight off the machine. We open
    the bag when we get home to let the moisture escape. Have never had
    tortillas from there end up with mould though. That can also have to do
    with the manufacturing process.

  13. #13
    Dymphna Guest

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    I used to freeze homemade ones. Just be sure to get all of the air out
    of it.


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    Dymphna
    Message origin: www.TRAVEL.com


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