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Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

97 Ratings
97 Ratings
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Corn tortillas
Makes: 12 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

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 aisle of your 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. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

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

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 tortilla, 1/12 of recipe
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

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Please note: nutrient values are subject to change as data is updated

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 mg
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

Nutrients will display if the data is available

Please note: nutrient values are subject to change as data is updated

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 1/2 ounces

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