Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican dishes served at parties. So imagine if you’re hosting a party and you want to serve tacos. You can’t just put them on the table and hope for the best, because they will get cold really fast.
Or what do you do if your party runs late and tacos start to get cold? Fear not, there are a number of easy ways to keep your tacos warm without worrying about their flavor or texture getting ruined.
Here are some ways to keep your tacos warm:
Wrap them in foil or plastic wrap
To keep your tacos or tortilla warm, wrap them in aluminum foil and place them into a warm oven. When guests are ready for food take it out of the oven but leave wrapped so as not to dry before they eat- this way you can serve up delicious tacos right away.
Another way to keep your tacos warm using aluminum foil is to place them all in a large pan and cover it with a lid. Make sure that the lid isn’t too tight though because you don’t want them to steam up.
Or, if you’re serving tortillas or taco boats, wrap these individually in plastic wrap and put them together into a large pan. This way, they are less likely to dry out.
Covering your taco shells with aluminum foil will keep them warm for a short period of time. Simply cover the shiny side in and reflect back some of that heat to retain it longer.
Even better, use an uncovered dishtowel on top so you can enjoy eating these delicious little bites right away or save one as leftovers later without having any cooking restrictions imposed by covering up a first-aid station from getting too cold.
This way not only will you get full flavor from every single bite but also have peace knowing that your meal has been kept fresh due to its ability to stop the heat from completely escaping.
Place the tacos into a slow cooker
This is another great option for keeping your tacos warm without drying them out or changing their texture.
Just place the tacos into a warming tray or slow cooker and leave it on a low heat setting throughout the party. If you have cooked them in a sauce and they are spicy, it’s a good idea to remove them from the heat before serving.
Serve the tacos on a heated stone
You can keep your tacos warm by putting them onto a heated stone or slab. The heat will gradually be released from the heated stone, ensuring that the tacos won’t get too hot either.
They will stay warm for as long as it takes for you and your guests to eat them all up. And if you follow these tips on keeping your tortillas and tacos warm, no one will ever know how long you’ve had them in waiting.
Ensure the taco filling or toppings do not get cold by keeping them warm separately.
If you’re serving different types of tacos such as meat, poultry, and fish, keep these warm separately by placing them onto a heated stone or rack.
Try a taco warmer
This is another way to keep your tacos nice and hot. Electric taco warmers heat your tacos up in just a matter of minutes for that steamy goodness that everyone loves.
The good thing about this other than the fact that you can serve tacos faster, is that they can easily be moved around. You just need to fill up the warmer with tacos and place it on your table or even bring it outside so you can enjoy a taco picnic.
Now you have no excuse for not having a party because of cold tacos! Keep these tips in mind if you want to keep your tacos warm without compromising their flavor and texture.