Warm, chewy, and amazingly delicious corn tortillas.
The store bought corn tortillas are OK when you are short on time, but there is nothing quite like a fresh homemade tortilla. These are seriously the easiest thing to make!
I had been asking for a tortilla press for a LONG time. I asked for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, but someone kept forgetting =). Finally for this birthday, Nick got me a really nice cast iron tortilla press. You really can’t beat a cast iron one. When taken care of, it should last forever!
Corn masa, water, and salt. That’s it! I always buy corn masa that has been treated with lime. This gives it the really authentic taste for a corn tortilla. Best of all, corn masa is naturally gluten free! Just mix two cups masa, 2 cups hot water, and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl until a nice dough forms.
Make sure to use parchment paper when pressing your dough into tortillas. This will help it from sticking to the press. I place a golf ball size amount in between two pieces of parchment and then press hard. This creates a nice, round, and even tortilla. Cook on a medium heat stove for about a minute on each side, then your done!!
The final result is a pliable tortilla perfect for fajitas, or rolling for wraps! Best of all, corn tortillas are lower in carbs and calories than traditional flour ones. Eat away!!
Homemade Corn Tortillas
- 2 cups masa flour
- 2 cups hot water
- 1/2 tsp seat salt
- Mix masa and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the hot water into the corn flour until a nice soft dough forms. It should not be too dry or too sticky. You may need the full 2 cups, or a little less.
- Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Form the dough into balls, about the size of golf balls.
- Place each ball in between two pieces of parchment paper, and press using a tortilla press or roll out with a rolling pin.
- In a plain skillet, heated on medium/medium high heat, cook the tortilla for 1 minute on each side until nice brown marks start to appear.
- Keep tortillas warm in foil or a tortilla holder until ready to eat.
- I like to serve with re-fried beans, grilled chicken and guacamole!
- Enjoy =)