Corn tortillas are easily made in just a few minutes using masa harina and water. Compared to the store bought tortillas I have bought these are soft and delicious…and so worth it.
Masa literally means dough in Spanish and is a type of flour made from dried corn and lime water. Masa or masa harina is available in Latin American or specialty food shops. It is used to make traditional corn tortillas, tamales and other Mexican dishes. I also use it as a thickener in my Ancho Chile Gravy. Read more about it in this post How To Use Corn Flour, Cornmeal and Masa Harina.
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Of course it takes a bit of time to make your own corn tortillas but they are easy to make using a traditional tortilla press. This is the kind of thing you might buy on a trip to Mexico but a tortilla press can also be found in specialty shops. The more often you make corn tortillas the easier it gets. Once you have done it several times you can make them quickly and use them for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos and huevos rancheros. Give them a try!
I store my tortilla press, sheets of wax paper and the plastic zip bags all together in a box. The bag of masa harina is also in there and the recipe is on the bag. This allows me to pull out everything I need at once and quickly make them when I want to.
As you can see by the photos these are the simple steps:
I’d love to hear if you make your own corn tortillas. Please let me know in the comments below.
|2 cups Masa Harina|
|¼ tsp salt|
|1 cup water|
|1 cup Masa Harina|
|1/8 tsp salt|
|1/2 cup water|
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