WASHINGTON, DC-July 8: Making basic corn tortillas. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)
The Simple Way To Make Store-Bought Tortillas Taste Homemade
By Julia Mullaney
Taco Tuesday is a night to savor. While you can certainly support a local business and order takeout, sometimes it's fun to set up a build-your-own taco bar with all the fixings.
Some might argue the taco filling is the most important part, but the tortilla is what brings it all together. Unfortunately, store-bought tortillas don't have the best reputation.
If you don’t have a tortilla press, or simply don’t want to make them from scratch, you can improve your store-bought tortillas with water and a piping hot skillet.
By dipping a tortilla in water prior to placing it on a hot skillet, steam is created once it hits the hot surface. Be sure to crisp the tortilla on both sides after steaming it.
This method makes the tortilla more pliable so it can better hold all of your fillings. You’ll typically want to stick with corn tortillas for tacos and flour for fajitas.