You can’t have a taco without a tortilla. They are the vessel for one of the world’s most perfect foods. While many of us are used to the plain, stale, store-bought ones, you just have to experience the melt-in-your-mouth experience of a homemade tortilla. We found one of the best, most authentic corn tortilla recipes for you to create and celebrate National Taco Day with, or just your normal Taco Tuesday. Here it is:
- 2 cups masa harina, corn flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- Place a comal (griddle or cast-iron skillet) over medium heat and allow it to heat up.
- In a large mixing bowl mix flour, salt, and water for about 4 minutes. If the masa (dough) doesn’t come together well add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and mix some more.
- Divide the masa into 12 to 14 dough balls. Keep the masa covered with a dishtowel so it does not dry out while you press the tortillas.
- Use a tortilla press when making corn tortillas. Place a piece of plastic wrap over each end of the tortilla press. The ball of masa will sit between the two pieces of plastic wrap during the pressing process. Place a ball of masa on one end of the tortilla press, directly on the plastic wrap. Close the tortilla press and press down on the handle, flattening the masa and creating a corn tortilla. Open the press and you should have a corn tortilla beautifully pressed. If you don’t have a tortilla press, you can use a heavy sauce pan or pot to flatten the dough, but keep the plastic wrap on either side.
- Place the corn tortilla on the hot comal to cook for approximately 30 seconds, or until browned and slightly puffy. Turn tortilla over to brown on second side for approximately 30 seconds more, and then transfer to a tortilla warmer or basket lined with a dish towel.
It’s that easy! Try making them yourself, and be sure to tag us on Instagram. We love to see what’s going on in your kitchen! If making your own tortillas isn’t really your thing, come into one of our Eugene locations for a fresh, homecooked meal that will blow your taste buds out of the water. You can also order online for authentic Mexican food in the comfort of your own home.
Recipe via Muy Bueno Cookbook