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A tortilla is a thin, flat, unleavened bread made of corn or flour, baked on an iron plate or a flat stone, and served hot. Depending on the menu, a tortilla is eaten with fingers or a utensil. When laid flat on the palm of the hand or a plate, tortillas are buttered, folded, or rolled and eaten with fingers.

Table manners for eating soft tortillas. If filled with chopped vegetables and meat, for example, as an enchilada, tortillas are eaten with a fork and knife.

Table manners for eating crisp tortillas. When a crisp tortilla is filled with meat and vegetables to make a taco, it is eaten with fingers to prevent the shell from scattering when cut.

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