Corn Tortillas

tortilla pressI will ALWAYS, from here on out, make homemade tortillas. The problem with store-bought tortillas is, let’s face it – the corn tortillas are like cardboard and the flour ones have lard and preservatives.  And you know what else? They always end up going to waste in my fridge.  Well my friend Jess was kind enough to let me borrow her tortilla press and a bag of masa harina.  Let’s just say she hasn’t gotten it back yet and I’ve had tacos all week long. You can make your own tortillas faster than you can check out at the grocery store – so as long as you’ve got some masa harina (corn flour for tortillas) on hand, warm water, and the willingness to get your hands dirty, then you too will enjoy fresh tortillas forever.

RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE TORTILLAS:

Yields 8 tortillas

  • 1 cup Masa Harina
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead for 2 minutes.  Break into eight equally sized pieces and roll into balls.  Press between two sheets of wax paper in the press, then cook on a preheated skillet for 45 seconds on each side.  Stack and store under a damp paper towel to keep them soft prior to serving.