Seeking Suggestions: Ways to Use Up Leftover Tortillas?

Seeking Suggestions: Ways to Use Up Leftover Tortillas?

Emma Christensen
Jan 11, 2010

We made a big batch of enchiladas over the weekend, but somehow we still have about a dozen corn tortillas leftover. Have any suggestions for what to do with them?

At this point, we're thinking of freezing them until the next time we get a craving for Mexican food. You can freeze tortillas separated by wax paper so that it's easy to take out only the number needed, and we've heard that they re-heat well just in a dry skillet. This would be ideal for quick single-serving meals of quesadillas, migas, or sandwich wraps!

We're also thinking about making baked tortilla chips - slightly healthier than deep-frying them, but still crispy and delicious. You can brush them with oil and then make them savory with a sprinkling of salt and spices or sweet with cinnamon and sugar. A few minutes under the broiler crisps them right up!

What other ideas do you have?

Related: Recipe Review: Quesadilla Pie from Simply Recipes

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