Toasting Tortillas

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Re: Toasting Tortillas

Post by longri » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:05 pm

gary c. wrote:A couple of years ago I bought a package (2 per pk) of "cooling racks" from the .99 cent store. One weighs next to nothing and fits in a 1gl Ziplock bag. They turned out a little too flimsy for grilling a steak but would be excellent for your tortillas.
Those are easy enough to find, or steamer pot inserts are another wire tray thing that would work. But the problem is there's no easy way to hold them.








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Re: Toasting Tortillas

Post by kpeter » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:20 pm

Eiprahs wrote:You can make your own in the field from willow. Seems a lost art now, but we used willow twigs for fish stringers and hotdog/trout skewers when I was a kid. Our predecessors on the land used split willow to make baskets and any number of useful items.

Green willow will hold up to heat until it dries. I don't have any willow on my stream bank, but I do have stream bank dogwood, Cornus cericea, which I used to make the illustrated tortilla rack in about 5 minutes. I used green garden ties on the handle simply because I had them--fishing line, hair ties, dental floss, duct tape could all be used.

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Quite an artist! Yes, when I was a kid we used willows for fish stringers and toasting hot dogs and marshmallows but I would not have thought of a tortilla device!

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Re: Toasting Tortillas

Post by kpeter » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 pm

longri wrote:
gary c. wrote:A couple of years ago I bought a package (2 per pk) of "cooling racks" from the .99 cent store. One weighs next to nothing and fits in a 1gl Ziplock bag. They turned out a little too flimsy for grilling a steak but would be excellent for your tortillas.
Those are easy enough to find, or steamer pot inserts are another wire tray thing that would work. But the problem is there's no easy way to hold them.
Maybe that is where those ultralight tongs come in. But I think something along these lines is probably the most promising alternative. I will start scouting the Asian food markets and dime stores.

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