Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tortillas

I went to the grocery store today and a package of tortillas was over $5.00 - I said heck with that! So I made my own, it was so simple and they taste way better then store bought ones!

Makes 8  medium tortillas

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons olive oil

2+ tablespoons vegetable oil for frying tortillas

Directions:
1)In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in oil then water.

2)Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5-12 times. Divide dough into 8 portions. On that same lightly floured surface, roll each portion into circle - make sure you roll them very thin or they will be too much like bread and not a tortilla.

3)In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Once oil is hot, cook tortillas for about 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat process until all the tortillas are cooked. (Note: I placed a paper towel on a large plate and then placed the cooked tortilla on the paper towel, then placed another cooked tortilla on top of that paper towel and so on until I was done. Once they were all cooked I patted them dry - just to get any extra oil off them)


Keep/Serve warm.

2 comments:

Proverbs30one said...

I have been making my own tortillas for a couple of years and my whole family loves them! We do buy them occasionally though - like when I'm too lazy to make them.

THE CORMELL FAMILY said...

Glad your family likes them too :D I've always been afraid to make them because I have heard that it is hard, but it was SO easy and such a better flavor!