I love flour tortillas, Paul loves corn, and since I do the shopping guess which one we usually have in our fridge? Lately we've been eating corn tortillas. I don't know what it is about commercial corn tortillas, but they suck! So I decided to make my own. I went to my computer, typed corn tortillas and viola! 2,150,000 entries just waiting for me to view: definitions, images, recipes, blogs, videos -- amazing!
The ingredients are so simple: Masa Flour (not corn meal) which I found at Fred Meyer, a little salt, and some water. You don't even need any special equipment! Forget about buying a tortilla press -- just cover your cutting board with some plastic wrap, add another sheet of the plastic over the tortilla dough, and then smoosh it with a glass baking dish!
Quick, easy, and so much tastier than store bought -- you have to try it!
Corn Tortillas (makes 8 tortillas)
1 cup Masa Flour
2/3 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
Combine ingredients in bowl. Mix thoroughly for a few minutes to form soft dough. Add water (1 tbsp at a time) to dough if it feels too dry.
Divide dough into 8 equal balls. Cover with damp cloth to keep dough moist. Line a cutting board with a sheet of plastic wrap. Place ball of dough on board, and cover with another sheet of plastic wrap. Slowly press a 9x9 glass baking dish on dough until tortilla measures approx 5" in diameter.
Preheat ungreased griddle or skillet on medium high heat. Cook tortillas one at a time for about a minute each side. Cover tortillas with cloth napkin to keep soft and warm.