Saturday, March 16, 2013

Simple Saturday: Flour Tortillas

Guess what, next time it's taco night, you can totally make your own tortillas!

It's the truth!

I did it and you can definitely do it.

All you have to do is combine flour with some olive oil, salt and water then cook them on the stove for a few minutes. And you've got your own healthy, non-sketchy muchaco/chalupa shell.

These tortillas have that great crunch and texture that you can tell is homemade. You can even add your own spices and flavors (cumin, cilantro, garlic salt) to the dough to make your tortillas unique.

And don't worry if they crack a little when you fold them because that's fine, too.

Here are some more details on the recipe:
Makes 12 tortillas
1. Combine 3 cups of all-purpose flour with 4 1/2 tbs. of olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt. Mix together with 3/4 cup water plus 2 tbs.
2. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into 12 balls and rolls each ball (with a rolling pin) into rounds.
4. Then, cook both sides of the tortilla in a pan (I used my crepe pan) until lightly brown.

I hope to try corn tortillas soon, which I hear are even tastier homemade.

Like I said earlier, homemade can totally do this!

Go impress some people with your tortilla skills.

(And yes, that is sauteed cabbage and collared greens on my good!)

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