Homemade Corn Tortillas

As demonstrated in the “Fresc0” episode of Live It – May 2019

Recipe courtesy of Bobs Red Mill.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Masa Harina Corn Flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½- 2 cups hot water

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together corn flour and salt. Slowly add water and mix well. Start with 1½ cups water and add more as needed to form a dough that is neither too dry nor too sticky. Cover and let the dough rest for about an hour.
  2. Preheat a griddle to medium heat, DO NOT grease. Divide dough into approximately 12 pieces. Working with one piece at a time and keeping the rest covered, roll into a ball. Place the ball between two pieces of waxed paper. Flatten the ball to form a disk and then roll out with a rolling pin as thin as possible, approximately 6″ wide. Carefully remove the top piece of waxed paper, pick up the bottom piece of waxed paper with the tortilla and flip tortilla over onto the hot griddle. Cook for about a minute, and then flip to cook the other side for a few seconds.
  3. Serve immediately or store at room temperature in an air tight container for a couple days. Freeze for longer storage by arranging in a single layer on a baking sheet, place in freezer for a few hours and once frozen, transfer to a zip-top bag. Reheat frozen tortillas in a napkin or between paper towels. Corn tortillas need to be warm to be pliable.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size: 1 tortilla
Yield: 12 servings

Calories  66.7

Total Fat 0.7 g

Saturated Fat  0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  0.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat  0.0 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  48.4 mg

Potassium  0.0 mg

Total Carbohydrate  14.0 g

Dietary Fiber  1.3 g

Sugars  0.0 g

Protein  2.0 g

Calcium  2.7 %

Iron  6.7 %

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.