How To: Make corn tortillas

Make corn tortillas

How to Make corn tortillas

What's better than homemade corn tortillas? Follow these simple steps for homemade corn tortillas that will make your guests shout "Ole!"


You Will Need:
• 2 c. masa harina
• Salt
• 1 c. warm water
• Plastic wrap
• A plate
• A paper towel
• A rolling pin
• A large cast-iron griddle pan
• A kitchen towel
• A tortilla press (optional)
• Corn oil (optional)

Step 1: Combine masa harina, salt, and water
Combine the masa harina and salt in a large bowl. Add water gradually, stirring until a smooth but slightly sticky dough forms.


Step 2: Divide the dough into balls
Divide the dough into 12 to 18 balls, depending on the size tortillas you want. Place the balls on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel.


Step 3: Cover each ball with plastic wrap and roll flat
Put one ball of dough on top of a piece of plastic wrap. Cover with a second piece of plastic wrap. Use the rolling pin to flatten the ball and shape it into a circle. Set the plastic-covered tortilla aside. Repeat the process with each ball of dough.


Step 4: Cook tortillas
Heat the large cast-iron griddle over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the griddle and cook it for thirty seconds. Flip it to cook the other side, cooking for another thirty to forty-five seconds.


Step 5: Remove from griddle
Remove the cooked tortillas from the griddle and stack them on top of a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the tortillas to keep them warm while you're cooking the rest.


Step 6: Eat immediately or reheat when needed
Eat the cooked tortillas immediately, or cover them in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Trivia: A single ear of corn contains about 800 kernels divided into 16 rows.

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