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  • Macktechie
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    • Sep 2018
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    Strong corn tortilla flavor

    I had to go gluten free so no more flour tortillas. I always struggle with the super strong taste with corn tortillas. Most restaurants that flavor isn't as strong. I have heated them up but the flavor stayed.. Any ideas would be great.
  • andy.wpg
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    #2
    Have you tried making them yourself with a tortilla press and nixtamalized corn meal? I find it’s not as strong. And the tortillas are SO much better than store bought.

    Here’s an easy recipe I’ve used before. It has masa harina though, not sure if that has gluten. Other recipes I’ve used don’t have that though.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...sa-recipe.html

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    • treesmacker
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      #3
      My masa harina is gluten free. I recently purchased a tortilla press and made some... I thought they tasted good, though I need more practice pressing them without sticking... maybe I just had a little too

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      • mnavarre
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        Yep. I'm assuming you've got your press lined with plastic, so if they're sticking it's likely your masa is too wet. Could be you need to work the masa more too, or let it rest a bit. It needs to hydrate properly. Kinda like making fresh pasta, but different.
        Last edited by mnavarre; May 14th, 2019, 10:12 PM.

      • treesmacker
        treesmacker commented
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        I did line the press with plastic. Thanks for the suggestions; I'll try them!

      • Bkhuna
        Bkhuna commented
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        Corn has no gluten.
    • Black99vette
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      #4
      You could try white corn tortillas (Ex. El Millagro Blancas). I prefer them over the regular corn. We typically have all 3 types in the house. Or if you can find fresh masa (Refrigerated section) in a Mexican grocery store and make your own you will probably like them better.

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      • barelfly
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        #5
        Yes, try the white corn tortillas. My wife and I are also GF, me by choice a few years after she figured out she was intolerant.

        But, we buy some from Costco that have to be baked/grilled/fried, I think they are semi raw and are in the freezer or cooler areas, and they are some of the best corn tortillas I’ve ever had. Hopefully they still have them, I don’t remember the last time we picked those up. But they are good!

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          #6
          Get yourself a comal or even use a CI skillet, fry them in a little bit of oil before eating them. That seems to temper the flavor a bit and firms up the tortilla.

          Sorry but no one takes my flour tortillas away, just the way I am. But then again I'm not gluten intolerant either.

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          • Macktechie
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            • Sep 2018
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            #7
            Thank you for all the information. This was helpful. When you make them ever put in cilantro or anything like that in it.

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