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Mar 17, 2014 12:05 PM

Storingcorn tortillas fresh from the factory

I am buying corn tortillas fresh and warm from a little neighborhood factory in Puerto Vallarta. Ideally I would buy what I would use in a day, but It is a hike down a big hill to the factory, so I buy enough for a few days. My question is what is the best way to keep the tortillas in the frig without them getting soggy. I leave them out till they cool down, and then store them in a plastic bag. Any suggestions?

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  1. I freeze fresh corn tortillas. Its not ideal, but it beats throwing them away. Best way to do it is take however many you plan on using, wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, then put in a Ziploc baggie.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      You can't freeze fresh masa de nixtamal. I learned the hard way. I do not know if this also applies once it has been made into a tortilla.

    2. Do they have to be refrigerated? I would just wrap them with a towel and put them in a plastic bag. on the counter.

      1. I don't need to freeze them. I just want to store them a few days. These have no preservatives. I saved a few for over a week in the frig and they grew mold. The ones I buy in Portland can be left unrefrigerated for months!

        1. We have many fresh tortilla vendors where I live and their ingredients are only corn, water and lime and they certainly can be stored in the fridge for a week without getting moldy.

          1. Soggy? Is there condensation inside of the bag of tortillas? I'm thinking you could loosely wrap with a clean dishtowel or cheesecloth (paper towels may stick), then the plastic bag....