How To: Make corn tortillas

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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