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Why did my tortillas turn green???

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bex109 Dec 2, 2009 11:33 AM

I bought La Tortilla Factory brand corn tortillas (Ingredients: Organic stone ground corn flour, Filtered water, Trace of lime.) and used them to make enchiladas.

When I pulled them out of the oven, the tortillas had turned a dark green! I used a sesame-chipotle sauce that I've used before, but never with these results.

My boyfriend and I ate them anyways, because they smelled too darn good, and there was no harmful reason we could think of that would turn the tortillas green.

Any ideas as to what happened? I tried Google, but nothing came up. Thanks!

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    csils Dec 2, 2009 12:05 PM

    unless it was the sauce seeping through, the only thing I can imagine would make the tortilla turn green would be a chemical reaction (unless you burnt them green....how dark?). Did you recently clean your oven using oven cleaner?

    I assume you did this last night a you didn't get sick, so nothing to worry about i'd imagine.

    1. Cherylptw Dec 2, 2009 12:42 PM

      Not sure why that happened and have never heard anyone with the same issue..it is odd....

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