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Corn Tortillas
En Español

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  • Makes: 12 servings

Once you've enjoyed a warm, homemade corn tortilla, you might never go back to buying them in a bag! Look for masa harina in the baking or ethnic food aisle of your favorite grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups masa harina (instant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups water (warm)

Directions

1. Measure the masa harina and salt into a large bowl. Cut the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and work it into the dry ingredients using the back of a wooden spoon. Add the water and mix with a wooden spoon or with your hands until a soft dough forms. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let rest for 5 minutes.

2. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

3. To keep the dough from sticking to the tortilla press, put a piece of plastic wrap (or a plastic bag) on the bottom surface of the press Put a ball of dough in the center of the plastic. Then place another piece of plastic wrap on the top of the dough. Press the dough flat in the press.

4. Pick up the tortilla with the plastic on both sides. Peel off one piece of plastic (which can be reused). Flip the tortilla off of the plastic onto a hot griddle. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the bottom of the tortilla becomes golden. Flip the tortilla and press lightly with a spatula, which will make the tortilla puff slightly. Cook for one to two minutes more, until the tortilla appears to be done.

Source: New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, Cooking with Kids
Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 tortilla, 1/12 of recipe (51g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 56
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 163 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 19 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 29 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 56
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 19 mg
Potassium 29 mg
Sodium 163 mg
Copper 32 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 11 mg
Phosphorus 23 mg
Selenium 2 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 16 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 14 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 1 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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