Monday, October 29, 2007

Fresh Corn Tortillas

Well, there's the assembly line to make corn tortillas.
Masa, a little salt and water make up what's in the bowl covered by a damp towel. The damp towel keeps the mixture moist.
Then to the right of the bowl is my press. I place about a tablespoon of the dough, slightly flattened, between a Ziploc bag with 3 sides cut off. I have my cast iron pan, hot with low-medium heat and use a metal spatula to turn them.

This picture shows what it looks like when it's flattened. It comes off the plastic bag real easy.

I melted cheese on the corn tortillas and ate them with my own salsa.

I have a feeling I might wake myself up in the night with garlic/onion breath.....but ohhhh, it was worth it!


Anonymous said...

I have watched flour tortillas being made in one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. I think that is so cool that you have your own set up. Where did you get the press? You eat my favorite things!
Wish I were there...again!
Thanks for sharing this.

Scarlett said...

mmm, cool essay, but I wimp and buy more premade. I bet they taste better fresh though.

Diana said...

I have a press too but have only made flour tortillas. I'll have to try the corn. I had wanted to buy some Masa so now I have a reason!

funky5 said...

I want to eat with you! Maybe this will give me the incentive to try tortillas. Yum!!!