First things first, you’re going to need the right kind of tortillas. Flour tortillas will give you the best results here, as they are less prone to breaking than corn tortillas. They should be small enough to fit inside your toaster, which means you likely can’t use fajita tortillas here. Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas are the star of the show in the TikTok video featuring the original hack but feel free to experiment with other brands and sizes until you find your perfect fit.
With your tortillas at room temperature, you can now pop them into your toaster on medium heat. Before trying this hack, it’s important to check if your toaster has a wire clamp that could stop your tortilla from expanding. Once the tortilla is inside and the toaster is running, all you have to do is wait. Listen for the toaster’s “ding,” or wait until you see them properly poofed up and take them out yourself.
One thing to keep in mind is timing, timing, timing. You want to cut your tortilla while it’s still warm before it has a chance to deflate after toasting. Similarly, it’s worth paying attention to any odd sights or smells. Some have reported that their toasters burned the edges of their tortillas, so it’s worth keeping an eye on everything as you wait for them to toast.