An easy way to add more homemade deliciousness to taco night with your very own, hot-off-the-pan corn tortillas!
Everyone has a tacos on Tuesday, right? Why not kick your weekly habit up a notch with these homemade corn tortillas? I have to admit – if given the choice between flour and corn tortillas, I almost ALWAYS opt for flour. Something about store-bought corn tortillas didn’t strike me as terribly fabulous. Rubbery, and kind of flavorless – I didn’t see the point. Turns out I was missing out – only because I hadn’t yet attempted to make my own! More of a technique than a complicated recipe, these have a lovely pronounced corn flavor to complete your meal. Flour tortilla lovers – try these corn tortillas at home and let me know if you are a convert, like me!
Some equipment notes:
- You don’t NEED a tortilla press for this, but it sure is handy and makes quick work out of the task of rolling them out.
- A tortilla warmer is also pretty handy – it keeps them warm, and makes them soft and pliable, ready to use. If you don’t have one, a towel will work just fine – just keep them covered.
Need a taco recipe? Look at these Spicy Chicken Soft Tacos!
Homemade Corn Tortillas
- 2 cups instant yellow corn masa flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups hot water
- In a large bowl, add the corn masa and the salt and mix well.
- Add the hot water, and mix into a soft dough (it should be about as firm as cookie dough).
- Add more water if needed.
- Line a tortilla press with a zip lock bag (I just cut down the sides)
- Divide the dough into roughly 20 dough balls
- Place 1 ball onto the lined tortilla press and .... press.
- Carefully remove the tortilla from the press, and add to a medium hot cast iron skillet.
- Let the tortilla cook about 30 seconds, until the edges look like they're drying... then flip
- Cook a further 45-60 seconds, then flip again - the tortilla will puff up.
- Add tortilla to a towel line tortilla warmer.
- Repeat with remaining dough balls.