Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Homemade Corn Tortillas

On Father's Day, after our yummy breakfast and adventure at the WAP we came home, napped/rested, and then made homemade corn tortillas & fish taco's with fish Steve had recently caught.
Actually pretty easy and I know they will get easier.  I need a tortilla press though.....
Found the recipe online, real simple:
Water & Masa Harina (you can find this at a Mexican market or online. Good thing I live so close to mexico, there is a market right down the street!)
Mix 2 cups Masa Harina
with 1 1/2 - 2 cups water
Apparently though, the ratio is where it gets tricky. I should have read around a little bit more before starting. You don't want it too wet, or it gets sticky.  Too dry and it breaks a part.
Then you roll the dough into little balls:
 This is where a tortilla press would be nice.  We just had to pat and smoosh them down.  We tried to roll them between wax paper, but they got sticky and it got kind of crazy. So I just decided it was easiest to use my hands
 Sorry, pics are out of order.  Me with my first successful tortilla!
 Jessica trying to help with the rolling.  Before I got frustrated and sent everyone outside so I could do it in peace :)
 Then you just fry them on a pan, about a minute or so each side, when it they turn a nice golden brown color :)
 Then, the best part- you get to eat them! I think we had about 16 successful tortilla's.  So so yummy with our fish, cabbage, guac & black beans!

 Daddy approved :)


  1. that dinner looks goood! email me... how did u cook the fish?- jakayla

  2. Awesome!!! Looks super delish!!! Happy daddy's day indeed :)