Growing Chefs! Ontario Masa Tortillas

Masa Tortillas

A freshly made corn tortilla is a beautiful thing and can be an exquisite vessel for many different toppings and fillings
16-18 tortillas
2 cups masa harina1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups warm water
Measuring cupsMeasuring spoons2 large bowlsTortilla pressTwo squares of plastic from a ziplock bagLarge frying panSpatulaClean dish towel

Get Organized!

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

Get Prepped!

Measure out the masa, salt and water.

Get Cooking!

Combine masa harina and salt in a mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of warm water and stir until the water is absorbed.

Add the rest of the water until the flour melds into a soft dough. Use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. If the dough is sticking to your hands, add a bit of masa harina to dry it out.

Separate the dough into golf ball sized chunks. Flatten the dough balls using a tortilla press or a flat bottomed pan. Be sure to line each side of the dough ball with plastic or ziploc pieces.

Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add a tortilla and flip after 10 seconds. Then cook each side for 1 – 2 minutes. Keep wrapped in a dry, clean cloth to finish.