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Do you love corn tortillas? I can’t get enough of them. These chewy and savory flatbreads can spell the difference between an ordinary taco and one that’s oh-so-delicious. And you don’t have to be an expert chef to make your own corn tortillas.
But if you prepare your own homemade tortillas, I guess one of the questions you will eventually ask is “how long are corn tortillas good for?”
What are tortillas?
Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine. It is unleavened flat bread that is made from corn or flour. Aside from tacos, it is used in dishes like burritos and quesadillas.
Corn tortillas are made with finely ground cornmeal (masa harina). It is very simple to make, which explains why a lot of people prepare their own homemade corn tortillas. Aside from being used in numerous Mexican dishes, it can also be made into tortilla chips when deep fried.
Of course, there are also commercially available corn tortillas that you can buy in your local grocery. I usually get one when I am pressed for time.
What to do with leftover corn tortillas?
There are plenty of things that you can do with leftover corn tortillas.
You can make them into different snacks like cheesy sausage roll ups. This is a snack that you can prepare in under 15 minutes.
How to make your own corn tortillas?
Corn tortillas have the longest shelf life among tortilla types. When left out in the pantry, it can last for 7 to 10 days. When it is in the ref, it can last for 4 weeks. Freezing it is the best way to extend its storage life as you can use it up to 8 months after its sell-by date.
Let me know what you have in mind. Share your thoughts by writing in the comments section below.