How to Make Homemade Corn Tortillas from Scratch (Perfect for Tacos!)
You guys! Homemade tortillas = life!
As a Socal native - tacos are a way of life and I've been known to make them pretty regularly in the Arriola household. Usually, I would make a quick run to Trader Joe's and grab some tortillas and anything else I'm missing to throw something together (maybe some vegan cheese, black beans, and cilantro). Tacos are a favorite of mine because I can get creative with the leftovers or other ingredients I need to use up before they go bad.
One day I can across Bob's Red Mill Organic Masa Harina Corn Flour and was really curious how making my own tortillas could spruce things up - I never was quite satisfied with the premade ones from the stores -.they never quite tasted like the authentic taco spot we love so much.
They were AMAZING and surprisingly much easier then I thought to throw together. I ordered a Tortilla Press to help make the process a bit easier and now keep fresh tortillas in the fridge just about every week.
I can't wait for you to give them a try - have fun, get creative & ENJOY!
Homemade Corn Tortillas
Serves: 24 tortillas | Prep: 20 mins (80 including rest time) | Cook: 5 Mins | Ready: 105 Mins
Salt (1/2 tsp sea salt)
Water (1 1/2 - 2 cups warm water)
In a large bowl, mix together Masa Harina & salt.
Slowly mix in 1 1/2 - 2 cups of warm water to the masa.
Mix in water until the texture of the dough is firm and springy - not sticky.
Let dough rest for about an hour - covered with a dish towel - damped dish towel to keep the dough moist.
Use a tablespoon scoop to separate an approx 2-inch sized ball of dough and roll into a ball using your palms.
Press the ball of dough using your tortilla press (or heavy baking dish/rolling pin if you don't have a press) until dough is even and flattened into a tortilla - adjust the thickness to your preference.
Heat a skillet on medium to medium-high heat and add a generous drop of oil. Cook tortilla for approx 30 seconds each side until dough firms and holds into shape.
Serve and enjoy!
Sweet Potato Tacos
If you need some inspiration on what to make with these delicious tortillas - try my Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe!
Do you have a favorite salsa recipe? Let me know int he comments below!