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Do you ever have large tortillas and need the small ones? Trimming tortillas is the perfect solution to this problem.
If you make Mexican food often, you may have run into this problem. You may have made burritos that require large tortillas and decide you want to make some enchiladas or taquitos, which need smaller tortillas. If you have large tortillas and think you need to buy smaller ones from the store, you’re wrong. To solve this problem use a small plate and trim the large tortillas down to the size you need.
How To Trim Tortillas
Lay the large tortilla on a large plate or flat cutting surface.
Lay a smaller plate face down onto the tortilla in the large plate or cutting surface.
Using a knife, carefully trim the tortilla using the plate to guide you around the tortilla. Press firmly so that the knife goes all the way through.
Pull off the trimmed piece of tortilla and set aside.
Lift up the plate and you have a downsized tortilla perfect for your next Mexican dish.
Note: When trimming tortillas, don’t throw away the outer strips! Save them for making baked tortilla strips for soups and salads! If you are planning to go from a large tortilla to a small tortilla, use a medium-sized plate to help make the strips more narrow.
Recipes That Use Tortillas
- Cheese and Bean Enchiladas
- Breakfast Roll-Ups
- Veggie Wraps
- David’s Breakfast Burritos
- Poblano, Mushroom and Potato Tacos
Knowing that you are not locked into size with the large tortillas can help you plan meals that will hopefully save you some money and possibly a trip to the store. Not to mention that the strips are perfect for future salads and soups. The possibilities are endless!