The tortillas I have easy access to are vacuum-sealed, such distant relatives from fresh tortillas that Alex Stupak, author of Tacos: Recipes and Provocations will never, in good conscience, suggest that they serve as an adequate substitute.
But many of us can't have fresh tortillas every time we want a taco—which makes embracing heat, the critical element for getting the most out of a grocery store corn tortilla even more important. Warming the tortilla releases their aroma and makes them pliable, so they won't crack under the weight of your carnitas. (Plus, the thought of biting into a cold-from-the-fridge store-bought tortilla makes me cringe a little?)
Our favorite way to heat them up also happens to be the fastest—with no equipment necessary.
What's your go-to method for heating a tortilla? Tell us in the comments below!