Saturday, November 2, 2013

Quick and Easy Step By Step Homemade Tortillas


Homemade Tortillas are a great go-to meal for days where you have many random items in the fridge that could only be used for a stir fry. To start, make a stir fry with whatever items you may have in the fridge. Then, prep the tortillas.

Ingredients for Making Corn Tortillas (makes approximately 16 tortillas)
  • 2 Cups of instant corn masa mix (I use MASECA)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/2 cups water
note: you can find MASECA (instant corn masa mix) at your local Superstore or online in bulk!

Directions:

1. Make the filling that you want for your tortillas. Here I made a stirfry of chicken, red peppers, tomatoes and onions. 

2. Combine two cups of the instant corn masa mix, salt, and 1  1/2 cups of water. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes to form a soft dough. If the dough feels dry, add more water (approx. one tablespoon at a time). Divide dough into 16 equal balls. Cover all the balls with a damp cloth to keep the dough moist. Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom, then your ball of dough, then another piece of parchment paper. Taking a flat bottom pan press the ball until flat. Gently peel of the parchment paper.

3. Preheat a skillet (I used a cast iron pan) on medium-high heat. 

4. Cook tortillas on the pan for approximately 50 seconds on each side. 

5. Place cooked tortillas in a stack, and cover with a kitchen cloth in order to keep it soft and warm. I used a brie baker to keep the tortillas warm and wrapped a kitchen towel around it to keep the tortillas warm.


6. Prepare the rest of your fillings such as butter lettuce, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes and lime.
Enjoy!


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