Corn Tortillas

By • June 29, 2012 • 10 Comments


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Makes 8-12

  • 1 cup Masa Harina
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 dash Salt
  1. Dissolve salt into the measured glass of warm water. Pour over the bowl of masa harina slowly, stirring as you go.
  2. Mix until combined; smooth but not sticky. Knead/press into a ball. Cover, and let rest for as long as you can wait 30 min-2hrs.
  3. Lay out a few (2-3) sheets of parchment paper and fetch that nifty casserole dish or pyrex to help you press out the dough.
  4. Pinch off a golf-ball sized chunk of dough and roll into a smooth ball. Set between two pieces of parchment and start to flatten a bit with your hand. Continue with hands, or for even edges, grab a heavy bowl and put your weight into it over the sheets of parchment and the ball. Remove, peel back parchment, viola.
  5. Cook for two minutes on each side in an non-greased frying pan (cast iron is best). Set aside and begin to stack ‘em up.
  6. Fill with something tasty.

Comments (10) Questions (1)

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4 months ago Julie

Does anyone know if the brand P.A.N. Precooked White Maize Meal flour is an adequate substitute for "masa harina"? I live in South America, and while there are many brands of corn flour, most of them don't work for Mexican corn tortillas.

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6 months ago crazyblues

TYPO TYPO TYPO!!!!!!

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7 months ago Viola

This version has the ratios wrong and is different from the other version. It should be 2 cups masa to 1 cup water, not the other way around! Can you please change it?

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8 months ago Luvtocook

The editing for this recipe is terrible! From one page to the next the measurements don't agree; and, is hot water or warm water to be used? Did anyone read this before it was printed? Really sloppy editing.

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8 months ago Satm

Hello. Can you tell me the difference between Masa Harina and finely ground corn flour. Living abroad, while Masa Harina is not available, finely ground corn flour is. Thanks.

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8 months ago Daniella Price González

Out of curiosity, why does it need such a long 30 min-2hout resting time?
Nearly all the other corn tortillas i've made calls for 5-10 min resting time. The longer the rest, the better the result?
Ta! =)

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12 months ago Rafatz

Where is the corn in these "CORN" tortillas?

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8 months ago Abbie C

Masa harina is finely ground corn flour.

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over 1 year ago aussiefoodie

I think there is a typo in this recipe - should read 2 cups mass and 1 cup water

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over 1 year ago nchinjosephs

What type of Masa was used in this recipe?