Growing Chefs! Ontario Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

These fresh corn tortillas are very easy to make as long as you get the amount of water right, and you will never turn back from fresh tortillas after trying!”
4 portions
3/4 cup masa harina2/3 cup warm water
Liquid measureTortilla pressMeasuring spoonsWooden spoonFrying panBowls of various sizesDish towelTasting spoons

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Put the masa harina into a medium mixing bowl. Begin by adding almost all the water. You may not need the whole amount of water, or you may need a bit more. 

Mix the dough until it just comes together, and it should feel like soft playdough. It should not be sticky- if the dough is too sticky, add more masa harina. If the dough feels crumbly, add a little bit more water. 

Once mixed, cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and keep covered whenever not mixing.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape into balls. Using a tortilla press, press the dough into a circle.

Get Cooking!

Preheat your frying pan over medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes.

Place your pressed tortilla into the pan and cook on either side for about 30 seconds. Remove from the pan and allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.

Once slightly cooled, pinch the edges of the tortilla with your fingers to create a border. Cover with a kitchen towel until ready to serve.