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  • COOL CHILE CORN TORTILLAS:
  • COOK AT HOME RANGE
  • COOK AT HOME:SIZES AND COLOURS:
  • TRADE RANGE

COOL CHILE CORN TORTILLAS:

We make corn tortillas fresh daily in London using either white or blue Mexican masa harina (ground nixtamalised corn). 

They come in two ranges Cook at Home Range or Trade Range. Each range has different sizes and styles designed for specific applications. 

They are free from preservatives and therefore need to be refrigerated. They are also free from GMO ingredients and naturally gluten free.

COOK AT HOME RANGE

Our  Cook at Home Range corn tortillas is simply made from Mexican masa harina, water and a little sea salt. Conveniently sold in handy packets of 10 tortillas, making them great for the freezer too.

When fresh, our corn tortillas are best eaten soft, simply warmed through.

After a few days, when dried out slightly, our tortillas can be fried or baked to give them a new lease of life – just as stale bread is great toasted. This is how leftovers are dealt with in Mexico: corn is precious and it’s never allowed to go to waste.

COOK AT HOME:SIZES AND COLOURS:

COOK AT HOME RANGE TORTILLA COLOURS & SIZES

Cook at Home Range corn tortillas come in four different sizes and two colours, white and blue.

Our blue corn tortillas are made from naturally blue corn and can range from grey to green-blue in colour. Blue tortillas look particularly good when fried, contrasting with colourful toppings like avocado, prawns and radishes.

Classic white tortillas look amazing served alongside dark rich colours, whether it’s dried chilli purees, beans or barbecued meat.

Smaller tortillas make quick bites and are perfect for parties when people are standing; larger tortillas are best for bigger tacos with chunkier fillings, or for making big family-sized quesadillas.

6cm is our smallest size, easy to eat with a glass in one hand, and perfect for canape-style nibbles. Allow 8-10 per person on average.

10cm is the perfect street food size used by taqueros; this size is great for parties, as it is still easy to eat standing up, or served as a starter. Allow 6-8 per person on average.

12cm is the size most often used in taquerias. Slightly larger, they allow room for more toppings. Allow 4-6 per person on average.

15cm is a great size for home use, perfect for tacos with chunkier fillings, or for making quesadillas, enchiladas and huevos rancheros. You definitely want to be sitting down to eat these tortillas, with a napkin to hand. Allow 2-3 per person on average.

Have a look at our machine ‘El Monstuo’ producing toasty, wholesome corn tortillas; all that is missing is the wonderful smell that wafts off of the comals. 

TORTILLA TIPS

Fresh tortillas make the best soft tacos:

  • Add a tortilla to a dry frying pan over a medium-high heat. Toast both sides until warmed through with little brown spots. If your tortilla puffs up, superstition has it that you’ll fall in love… on the other hand, if you drop a tortilla then you may have some unexpected visitors!
  • Keep warmed tortillas in a clean folded cloth (a tea towel is perfect) until you are ready to serve them – the sooner the better.
  • Revive tortillas that are a day or so old by patting with a little water before warming.

Reinvent older tortillas by frying or baking them:

  • Heat oil in a fryer, or a deep pan, to 180C. Fry tortillas in a single layer for about 1 minute, turning to ensure they cook evenly. Remove from the fryer or pan – they will still be pale but will continue to brown as they cool – and leave to drain on kitchen paper. If you like, sprinkle with salt while still warm. When cool, they can be stored in an air tight container.
  • To oven bake, brush tortillas with oil and place on a rack in an oven preheated to 180C (fan is best). Cook until crunchy, for around 5-8 minutes. Baked tortillas are more substantial and crunchy than fried and deliciously corny tasting!
  • A tostada is a fried tortilla, totopos are tortillas that have been cut into triangles before frying, and a taquito is a taco that is filled and rolled up into a cigar shape before frying. How else can you use stale tortillas? Cut them into strips before frying to make a crunchy soup garnish.

Freezing and defrosting tortillas:

  • It is best to freeze the tortillas on the day of purchase and consume within one month.
  • To cook from frozen, prise one tortilla off at a time and heat in a hot pan on both sides or defrost the whole un-opened packet overnight in the fridge, this is to prevent curling as the tortillas defrost, then cook as desired.

TRADE RANGE

Our Trade Range of corn tortillas is made from Mexican masa harina and designed in two styles for busy kitchens serving either soft or fried options. 

For this reason, it’s best to use them for the purpose they were intended for: soft tortillas don’t fry well and frying tortillas won’t make the best soft tacos.

Conveniently sold in 1kg packets, they can be frozen too.

SOFT CORN TORTILLAS

Soft corn tortillas are designed for maximum flexibility, heat retention and to withstand juicy toppings.

Soft corn tortillas can be used to make: soft tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, huevos rancheros, table tortillas (served in a basket as a side).

Ingredients: water, nixtamalised corn flour, sea salt, stabilizers (cellulose gum, guar gum).

FRYING CORN TORTILLAS

Frying corn tortillas are designed to minimize puffing and oil absorption, making them wonderfully light and crunchy when fried, though still sturdy enough to hold a topping when made into tostadas. Our Totopo Tortillas are best for frying for chips, perfect for dipping.

Frying corn tortillas can be used to make: tostadas, taquitos, flautas, totopos, crunchy soup garnishes, tacos dorados or crispy tacos.

Ingredients: water, nixtamalised corn flour, sea salt.

TRADE RANGE TORTILLA COLOURS & SIZES

Our trade range of corn tortillas come in five different sizes and two colours, white and blue.

Our blue corn tortillas are made from naturally blue corn and can range from grey to green-blue in colour. Blue tortillas look particularly good when fried, contrasting with colourful toppings like avocado, prawns and radishes.

Classic white tortillas look amazing served alongside dark rich colours, whether it’s dried chilli purees, beans or barbecued meat.

6cm is our smallest size. Choose soft corn tortillas for making tacos; frying corn tortillas can be used to make tostadas or round totopos.

10cm is the perfect size for street food. Choose soft corn tortillas for making tacos; frying corn tortillas can be used to make tostadas and taquitos, or cut into quarters for extra-large totopos.

12cm is the size most often used in taquerias. Choose soft corn tortillas for making tacos; frying corn tortillas can be used to make larger tostadas and taquitos for faster service, or cut into slender triangles for totopos.

15cm is our largest round tortilla. Choose soft corn tortillas for making tacos with big fillings that would be too much for the smaller sized tortillas; frying corn tortillas make impressive tostadas – great for when you want to spread ingredients out to show them off – as well as crispy tacos and flautas.

Huarache: these oblong shaped tortillas are only available in our trade range. Choose soft corn huarache tortillas for making pizza-like huaraches; frying corn huaraches can be used to make extra-long flautas.

Cool Chile are always busy making tortillas for our website orders, however we have more strings to our bow and produce tortillas for:

  • Retailers, restaurants, street food trucks & amateur cooks across London, the UK and Europe. 
  • Our giant tortilla machine El Monstruo can handle anything. Even bespoke made-to-order tortillas for restaurants. 

For more information please about our corn tortillas, chillies, sauces, pastes, chocolate please contact us.


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