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Fresh Corn Tortillas – Hot and Steamy

…Tortillas are a staple in many parts of the world, enjoyed throughout the day.  In fact, we understand they are more popular than almost any other type of ” ethnic bread” (this is according to the Tortilla Industry Ass’n – who knew?).

We love them with smoky chipotle beans or baked into a “mexican lasagna.”  Using just corn masa (from our food storage) and water, it’s easy to cook up a fresh batch when you need them, even after a long day’s work.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups corn masa (we use Gold Mine Organic – tastes delicious in either yellow, white or blue corn flavors and is organic, meaning no genetically modified corn)

1 1/4 cup water

How to do it:

Mix corn masa with water to make a soft dough (it should feel like play-dough).  If it’s too crumbly, add additional water up to 4 tbsp.  Roll into balls about hte size of a golf ball.  Cover with plastic and let sit for about 5 minutes.

If you have a tortilla press, press each ball between two sheets of plastic wrap and place on a hot griddle or comal.  If you don’t have a press, you can use a rolling pin (or even an empty bottle) to form the tortilla.   The tortillas may not be perfectly round but gthey will still be delicious.

Cook about 1 minute each side, wrapping in a clean towel to keep them steamy and fresh and serve immediately.

 

 

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