Corn Tortillas

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.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


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


  • 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.