If I had to pick one type of cuisine to eat, hands down and every time, it’s Mexican food! I sometimes joke with my family that I should have been born in Mexico, because I really do love it that much! Needless to say, we eat a lot of Mexican food in our home…and we all LOVE tortillas!
But have you ever cooked up Fajita meat or some Carne Asada with a side of fresh salsa and corn tortillas, but are disappointed with your cold and dried out tortillas, once it’s time to eat?! Yeah, me too! Generally, we wrap them up in paper towels and then some tin foil until we’re ready to eat them, but I’ll admit, it’s a little wasteful (and even kinda tricky to keep covered during the meal). I’ve been wanting to buy some sort of tortilla warmer for a long time (you know, like the kind you see at Mexican restaurants), but haven’t found one I like. So instead, I decided to make one from a few layers of fabric and some insulation.
The cool part is that it’s microwave-able! Just load it up with tortillas (placing them as deep as they’ll go), close the flap, microwave for 15 seconds, check it, and then add more time if needed (depending on how many you’re warming up). Once the tortillas are steamy warm, carry the whole thing over to the table and then tortillas can be removed as needed.
Oh, and don’t worry…the warmer is bigger than the tortillas, so there’s plenty of space to push those tortillas down deep inside and keep them extra insulated when the flap is closed. Now your tortillas stay warm and chewy for the whole meal!
Definitely a great item to keep tucked away in the drawer, ready to use when Mexican food is on the menu!
Check out the full tutorial over on We All Sew!
Hope you love it too! :)