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Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F

Locale: norcal
pre-cooking tortillas? on 08/13/2012 00:36:20 MDT Print View

I'm considering packing in tortillas so I can make trout tacos.

The only problem is that if you don't' cook tortillas they kind of taste like raw dough.

1. can you get fully cooked tortillas?

2. if I cook them at home will they still be malleable when in the wild?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: pre-cooking tortillas? on 08/13/2012 06:19:48 MDT Print View

Try the blended corn and flour ones. Best of both worlds for packing. Not too crumbly like 100% corn and has flavor unlike the flour only.

But yes you can buy flour tortillas both cooked and uncooked.

Corn ones are cooked or else it would just be a pile of masa and water

M W
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Comal on 08/13/2012 08:09:31 MDT Print View

If you cook the tortillas at home, they will harden. I recommend getting a small aluminum comal. A comal is a smooth, flat griddle typically used in Mexico to cook tortillas. All it really amounts to is a flat aluminum disc that you can set over a fire, nothing fancy. It shouldn't weigh much at all.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: pre-cooking tortillas? on 08/13/2012 11:32:53 MDT Print View

You didn't mention what cooking method you are using but I've made tacos/burritos while camping and I just heat/toast the tortillas directly over the flame of a canister stove on low heat making sure to keep it moving.

I do the same thing at home all the time toasting tortillas directly over the gas flame of my stove.

Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F

Locale: norcal
wood stove on 08/13/2012 16:17:11 MDT Print View

I use a wood shove.

I think I could do this especially if I use two tent stakes to prevent the tortillas from falling in ...

I wish I had a back yard to play with cooking on my wood stove but I live in the city.

Tyson Marshall
(sheepNgeese) - MLife

Locale: Ventura County (formerly PNW)
Tortilla Cooker on 08/14/2012 09:14:51 MDT Print View

This is how I cook my tortillas (don't forget hot sauce):

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48735