What better way to start the Tortilla Channel than with a how to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free recipe. It only takes 3 ingredients. The tortilla is the base of he Mexican kitchen but also an egg dish in the Spanish kitchen. I have found that just about any culture or kitchen has it’s own version of the tortilla. It may have a different name but you can’t go wrong with a “tortilla”. Do you want to know how to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free? Lets get started!
I always used store bought tortillas thinking it would be either to difficult or take to much time to make them from scratch. Until I found how easy it is to make my own corn tortillas. Ok they may not look the same as store bought tortillas or taste the same (home made taste better in my opinion). The best part is you can use them as a base for other recipes think crunchy corn tacos or oven baked tortilla chips.
Corn Tortillas 3 ingredients
So what do you need to make this recipe? The ingredient list for this recipe is very short:
- Masa Harina,
- Warm water
For corn tortillas you have to use special corn flour which is called Masa Harina. You should not confuse it with polenta flour or cornstarch. Masa Harina can be white or yellow. I bought the white variety but the yellow is even nicer with this happy yellow color.
As soon as you open the package it smells like taco, making preparing so much more fun. I found the Masa Harina flour online and it is also available in several varieties at Amazon.com.
How to make Corn Tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free
Start with the Masa Harina and put in a bowl, add the salt and stir. Then add the warm water to activate the corn flour. Combine with a wooden spoon first and then knead into a consistent dough by hand. Make into ball and cover with a towel. Rest the dough for 1 hour.
This recipe yields about 10 corn tortilla so cut the ball of dough in 10 equal pieces the size of a golf ball. Knead the dough balls thoroughly.
To make life easy is good to use a tortilla press or use a rolling pin. Take a ball and put in plastic zip loc bag. Now put it between the press and press. Then remove the dough from the plastic as soon as you have pressed else it can be more difficult to get the tortilla from the plastic. Either lay them apart (cover them to prevent them from going dry) or press the tortilla just before you put the tortilla in a hot pan.
Heat a skillet to high and bake the tortilla. To bake the tortilla you do not need any baking product. Just heat a pan to high heat and put a tortilla in the pan. Bake for about 1 minute and turn the tortilla to bake the other side for a minute as well. Store in a clean kitchen towel or tortilla warmer to keep warm.
Other corn tortilla recipes
Want to know what you can make with corn tortillas, take a look at these recipes;
- Spicy oven baked corn tortilla chips
- How to make crispy crunchy corn tacos
- Pullen Chicken bean stew filling with corn tortillas
- Jalapeño beef big plate nachos
Serve immediately or let it cool and store in the fridge for up to one week. When storing in the refrigerator put the corn tortillas in an air tight container.
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How to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free? You can find it in this recipe here. These are delicious. So let's get started!
- 2 cups of Masa Harina
- 1½ cups of hot water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Put the 2 cups of Masa Harina in a bowl
Add the salt to the bowl and stir thoroughly
Add 1 cup of hot water and stir again with a wooden spoon before adding the additional ½ cup of hot water
Knead the dough into a consistent ball
Cover with a clean kitchen towel
Rest the dough for 1 hour
Create balls the size of a golf bal
Heat a large skillet pan
Cover the tortilla press with plastic and press the tortilla
Cook the tortilla on medium to high heat for about 1 minute until the tortillas get some color (no baking product required). Turn and bake the other side of the tortilla for also 1 minute
Store in a tortilla warmer or keep in a clean kitchen cloth
Make sure the water is hot to properly activate the Masa Harina. I use a non stick pan to cook the tortillas without any oil or butter. You can store the tortillas in a ziplock plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or longer in the freezer. You can heat them in a pan. Also in the microwave using a ziplock bag or cloth to cover them.
Calories: 50 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugar: 0 g Sodium: 38 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1 g