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    shelf life of corn tortillas?

    Roxygirl in Colorado
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:27 am
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    I have a pkg. that I've had in a drawer for about 3 weeks. They look ok, but what do you think?

    Roxygirl in Colo.
    kaslerma
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:07 pm
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    If they're bad, they'll have a definite odor ---- not overly strong but nothing like the fresh corn smell. I keep mine frozen to use as needed. To defrost, I wipe off any ice crystals with a paper towel, insert in a ziploc WITHOUT ZIPPING IT and zap for only seconds in the microwave. This works for flour tortillas too.
    Kim D.
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:41 pm
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    kaslerma wrote:
    If they're bad, they'll have a definite odor ---- not overly strong but nothing like the fresh corn smell. I keep mine frozen to use as needed. To defrost, I wipe off any ice crystals with a paper towel, insert in a ziploc WITHOUT ZIPPING IT and zap for only seconds in the microwave. This works for flour tortillas too.


    I agree, I believe if they were bad, that there would be an order or perhaps visable mold. If not, they should be OK. I also keep my tortillas in the freezer. My microwave broke, but I've found they thaw out pretty quickly just sitting on the kitchen counter - maybe 20 minutes. icon_smile.gif
    Roxygirl in Colorado
    Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:07 am
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    Thanks so much for the responses. Even though my tortillas appeared ok, I ended up throwing them out. I couldn't bring myself to use them. It just wasn't appetizing! I will remember about freezing them next time.

    Roxygirl in Colo.
    Chef #2617526
    Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:40 pm
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    Never throw a corn tortilla away when not mouldy or bad smell. Cut up and fry in oil for Nachos
    PaulaG
    Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 am
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    [quote="Chef #2617526"]Never throw a corn tortilla away when not mouldy or bad smell. Cut up and fry in oil for Nachos[/quote]

    Or if they are getting a little dry you might also want to look at baking in the oven instead of frying. Thank for the suggestion.
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