In search of corn tortillas
- ajs228 Sep 23, 2008 03:15 PM
I'm looking for some good corn tortillas for tacos to take to an upcoming Cardinals tailgate. Can anyone recommend some place that makes them fresh? I live around the PV area, so please skip your Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler/Glendale recs. Gracias!
Carolina's on Cactus and Cave Creek has great homemade tortillas...flour and corn
Food City on Greenway and the 101 makes them fresh daily
I have also had some great marinated carne asada from Mercado Y Carniceria El Rancho on 29th st and Bell.
2948 E Bell Rd # 26
Phoenix, AZ 85032
They too have corn tortillas.
Tradiciones does fresh tortilla takeout which was quite nice; I've used Trader Joe's in a pinch (it's just ok, not good but not bad)
My recent experience wasn't that great. I found them to be too thick - at least for making enchiladas. Most of them split/broke while trying to roll them, and this was after pre-soaking in enchilada sauce for a few minutes. Usually this softens up most "brands" but these were still cracking like crazy. I really didn't want to pre soak them in oil, but I think that would have been the only solution. Otherwise, I suppose they'd make sturdy tostadas or really thick chips if fried up!
On a side note, I also bought a bunch of flour tortiallas at the same time (on a Sat) and by Monday they were already getting moldy. And these were also found next to the assembly line (with an exp. date a few days from now). So maybe I got funny batches of both.
I have never bought them to bring home,I've just had the fresh warm ones they serve at the food court and they are always thin and taste great.I think they might have two different kinds,(white and yellow corn).
I always buy the fresh masa and make my own and keep the masa in the fridge,so don't know about the longevity of the ready made ones.
I'm sure there are no preservatives in them so they would surely mold faster than some,however I've seen moldy tortillas on the shelf at my local Safeway,and I'm sure they were not past their exp. date.