It’s Taco Tuesday! Everyone loves Taco Tuesday, and I’m going to let you in on a little secret to up your taco game. Ok, well it’s not a secret, but I’m going to show you how to make your own corn tortillas in the video below. Corn tortillas are THE vehicle that makes one of the most delicious foods on the planet possible – the almighty taco!
At my day job, Tuesday is a delightful day because it’s Taco Tuesday, and we love tacos so much. That absolutely does not mean that you can’t have tacos any other day of the week! The secret to a great taco starts with the tortilla. The fillings are great and all, but when you have a great tortilla, it makes the taco infinitely better. Check out this video I created on how to do it. It’s very easy, and you’ll impress your family and friends. I promise!
You will need a great tortilla press to make these though, unless you intend to roll them out on your own, which I wouldn’t recommend. This is one of those cases of having the right tool for the job. This is the press I use, and I love it:
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- 2 Cups Masa Harina (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
- Spray oil for toasting
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients with a fork, until everything is well mixed. Cover with plastic wrap, and wait for 1 hour.
- While the masa is resting, cut a gallon freezer bag to cover the surface area of the tortilla press, leaving the bottom un-cut. This will be placed at the joint of the tortilla press, so that the top and bottom of the thick plastic stay together.
- Once the masa has finished resting, preheat a griddle or the largest pan you can find over medium heat. Spray lightly with oil.
- Form a golf ball sized fat disk of masa, and place on a tortilla press just off-center, towards the joint of the press.
- Press the tortilla until it fills the surface area of the press, then gently peel off the plastic. Gently place the tortilla on your griddle/pan, and cook 1 minute, flipping after 30 seconds, or until no steam appears.
- Do not cook until it browns. It will be too hard, and won’t be pliable. It will break when you fold your taco!
- Move cooked tortillas to a plate once done, and allow to cool. Use immediately, or place in a zip-lock bag until ready to use!