What Is the Best Way to Heat a Tortilla?

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Q: What is the best way to heat a tortilla? I can never seem to get this right. I usually wrap between two damp paper towels and microwave for 15 to 30 seconds, but they tend to come out tough, especially corn tortillas. Sometimes I heat them in a skillet, but I hate making one more dish to clean.

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Editor: Sarah, when we have time, we actually heat them in the oven, wrapped in a wet cloth towel. But that has its drawbacks too (heat up the whole oven for tortillas?) so we often default to the microwave and the tough tortilla.

Readers, any better ideas?

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