EL Lago now has Gluten Free Tortillas! These tortillas are not corn tortillas that are gluten free but have ancient grains as the majority of the base. The tortilla is soy free as well, which eliminates the majority of the allergens. The Gluten Free Tortilla has the flavor of multigrain bread when prepared properly but the functionality of a tortilla.
This tortilla has been years in the making! We had to make the right partnerships to bring the right mixture of ingredients for production. Making the gluten free tortillas on our corn line, which is physically separated from our flour line, insures that the product remains gluten free. We knew the consumer would want to use these tortillas in conjunction with others tortillas at meals so we wanted packaging that could be resealed after some of the tortillas are used. Finding that correct product bag was harder than thought but we have one now that allows freezing, opening and resealing. The Gluten Free Tortilla is made of only natural ingredients. We use citric acid, a naturally occurring preservative derived from fruit as the preservative for the tortilla.
We will be introducing these tortillas to the public at the Bunker Hill HEB (Houston) in July. Other restaurants in the Austin area have been given samples. As production starts and orders come in we will list the stores and restaurants that carry the Gluten Free Tortilla in our customer section.
El Lago Gluten Free Tortillas should be warmed before use. This will improve the taste and rolling of the tortilla.
How to warm Gluten Free tortillas:
To warm in the microwave:
Sandwich two tortillas between 3 dampened paper towels. Microwave for 30 seconds and serve.
To warm in the oven:
Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in a 300°F oven for 10 minutes.
To warm on the stovetop:
Place tortilla in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Flip every 60 seconds to toast both sides. This will bring out the flavors of the ancient grains. Or for a nice toasty flavor, turn on a gas burner and hold the tortilla over the flame with a pair of tongs. Turn it to heat the other side once the side directly over the flame starts to char.