Corn Tortillas

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Masa harina is a flour made from dried fermented corn, similar to hominy. Its unique flavor is a staple of Central and South American cuisine.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups masa harina
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ cups cold water

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together masa, salt, and enough water to make a soft dough. Pinch off golf-ball-sized pieces and roll into balls.
  • Preheat a griddle over medium heat. Sandwich dough between two sheets of paper, place into a tortilla press, and flatten.
  • Place tortillas onto the hot, dry griddle, and cook until lightly golden but still pliable, about 1–2 minutes per side. Serve warm.