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Posted: 12/14/2005 7:34:18 PM EDT
I like to make tacos with corn tortillas fried up in the pan but all I ever see is 6" rounds. I'd like to make bigger tacos. Does anyone make or sell 12" rounds in the US?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:36:50 PM EDT
6" corn

6" or 12" flour


that's all we have available
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:38:05 PM EDT
Hell, I haven't seen them in Mexico.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:38:09 PM EDT
Not that I know of, and its sad, I prefer corn.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:44:39 PM EDT
You sure are fixin' to make one big ass taco.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:48:21 PM EDT
Yes - they are sold under the "Cornholio" brand.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:40:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cnorton:
You sure are fixin' to make one big ass taco.



Yep, I'm lazy, I'd rather make one big one than three small ones. It's also more work rolling up lots of small ones for enchiladas than a few big ass rolls.

Another friend of mine also told me not even in Mexico. He also told me flour torillas in Mexico are not like ours, they are more light and flakey than our (USA) more spongier ones so to speak.

Thanks guys, thought I would give it a shot.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:43:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:47:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:43:26 AM EDT by AK_Mike]
Thanks, but perhaps you missed this part.


Originally Posted By AK_Mike:

I'm lazy



Perhaps I'll get a wife and reconsider ("Get back there and make me a big tortilla, woman!")
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:48:55 PM EDT
I havent had torrillas in like a year
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:27:10 AM EDT

"Cornholio"


If this is really a brand, I think I'll stick with murican food
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:44:09 PM EDT
Mexico is metric, so unfortunately you are gonna be stuck with 300mm tortillas.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:45:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AK_Mike:
I like to make tacos with corn tortillas fried up in the pan but all I ever see is 6" rounds. I'd like to make bigger tacos. Does anyone make or sell 12" rounds in the US?




Try food grade superglue....
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:49:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 12:50:11 PM EDT by ShortMikeB]
According to an expert who had a table at the 'Ethnic Foods Show' this past weekend, 12" tortillas have become really expensive since the TITB (Twelve Inch Tortilla Ban) of '93. If you can find a 'pre-ban' 12" Tortilla, you're gonna pay out the nose for it.

According to the Ethnic Food Show expert
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:27:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 3:11:35 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:30:31 PM EDT
HEB has them. i think they're made by mission.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:33:19 PM EDT
No, it would take too much corn meal to make 12" rounds.....

so they are limited to making 6 inchers.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:37:31 PM EDT
Mang, joo wanna 12 taco, mang? I hook you up. My sister, she gots a 12" taco, mang. Them boys be wearin' that shit out, mang.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:39:28 PM EDT
They are available at the grocery store I go to. Some of you must have lousy grocery stores. Scratch that. I know most of you have lousy grocery stores.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:40:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:42:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AK_Mike:
I like to make tacos with corn tortillas fried up in the pan but all I ever see is 6" rounds. I'd like to make bigger tacos. Does anyone make or sell 12" rounds in the US?



Yes, but you can't have them. They are banned in your state.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:43:10 PM EDT
From Mission's website:


Q. What are the sizes available in corn tortillas?
A. The typical corn tortilla size available in all markets is 6” diameter; we have 7” and 8” diameter corn tortillas available in limited areas.



www.missionfoods.com under the FAQ link.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:39:47 PM EDT
Ah, two 8" taco's - that would cut my work by 1/3! Muchoz grassy ass. Now to find the super secret limited locations and import them, I've done it before - such is the price for living in the great state of AK.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:42:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scollins:
From Mission's website:


Q. What are the sizes available in corn tortillas?
A. The typical corn tortilla size available in all markets is 6” diameter; we have 7” and 8” diameter corn tortillas available in limited areas.



www.missionfoods.com under the FAQ link.

i know i've seen 12" corn tortillas. i actually do overnight stocking at a local HEB right now. i'll check tonight and report back in the morning...
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:45:02 PM EDT
go to your nearest fast food joint, and ask the Mexicans who work there, where they get their groceries from.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:15:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Mang, joo wanna 12 taco, mang? I hook you up. My sister, she gots a 12" taco, mang. Them boys be wearin' that shit out, mang.



I'll trade you my sheefter fer yer sister?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:17:22 PM EDT
Only if they have 10 or more pieces of US corn in them
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:15:40 AM EDT
I guess I have forgotten how big a 12" would be after checking it out. I guess that would be too big even for a big taco, that's giant burrito size. I'm thinking a 9" would make a really nice big taco, but I will settle for the 8".
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:29:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AK_Mike:
I like to make tacos with corn tortillas fried up in the pan but all I ever see is 6" rounds. I'd like to make bigger tacos. Does anyone make or sell 12" rounds in the US?


Yes. I see them all the time. The Hispanic community in the DC area is huge so they are at the everyday supermarkets. I make fajitas with them.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:52:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 5:53:28 PM EDT by PaDanby]
I think a lot of you guys are confusing corn tortillas with flour tortillas. Flour tortillas come from a small as 6" up to 15" big burrito sizes. Corn are almost always 6" (I wouldn't be surprised if that's because the mamacitas couldn't get larger ones hand made that didn't fall apart.) The only place I ever recall seeing larger than 6" was at a tortilleria, that almost immediately wedged them and made chips out of them.


By the way, New Mexico style enchiladas are usually made by stacking the tortillas and stuffings. Probably other places too.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:55:07 PM EDT
The assault style tortillas are banned.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:58:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
The assault style tortillas are banned.



Yup, in order to get one > 6" you need a tax stamp.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:20:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PaDanby:
I think a lot of you guys are confusing corn tortillas with flour tortillas. Flour tortillas come from a small as 6" up to 15" big burrito sizes. Corn are almost always 6" (I wouldn't be surprised if that's because the mamacitas couldn't get larger ones hand made that didn't fall apart.) The only place I ever recall seeing larger than 6" was at a tortilleria, that almost immediately wedged them and made chips out of them.


By the way, New Mexico style enchiladas are usually made by stacking the tortillas and stuffings. Probably other places too.


Oh, that's right. They are flour tortillas. Lo siento. Well, one could always make home-made 12" tortillas with masa harina.
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