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homemade corn tortillas recipe -easy and better than the pre made stuff

June 20, 2009

While making your tortillas may be a bit extreme, they are SO much more favorable than the stuff you find in the mega mart.  They are a must in my tacos.  Anyway, try em’ once and you’ll be hooked.

Ingredients:

Masa harina corn flour (can also be used for tamales)

Masa harina corn flour

Masa harina corn flour

Water

Salt

Directions:

For 3 small tortillas add about a cup of the masa harina to a bowl and add a pinch of salt.

Add enough water to create a dough that’s not tacky but not gritty either.  Kneed for a minute and divide into three equal sized balls.

One giant masa harina ball

One giant masa harina ball

Add saran wrap to a flat surface, add one of the dough balls to the center, and place another layer of saran wrap onto.

Wrap it.

Wrap it.

Using a flat pan mash the dough, creating a small, thick tortilla.  Using your hands work the dough out so it becomes larger and thinner.

Perfect size.

Smash it.

Add to a medium sized NON STICK pan over medium heat and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side.  You want to avoid browning the tortilla.

Cooking it up

Cook it.

Once cooked the tortillas will be fairly stiff –add to a plate and let them sit for a bit to help them become pliable.

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