I first made homemade tortillas when I went to visit a friend in the Arctic, because I was cooking dinner and there are a lot of things you just can’t get up there- one of them being tortillas. It only took one time and I was a convert – I haven’t bought tortillas since. This recipe is easy, inexpensive and delicious. You can fill them with anything your heart desires!
Totally inspired by from http://foodess.com/articles/homemade-flour-tortillas/ but with some different instructions.
You will need:
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix flour and salt, then add water and oil. Knead a few minutes until it’s come together and is smooth and soft, if you need to, add a smidge more flour. Form a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rest at least 20 minutes. The rest is an important step!
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium/medium low. Divide dough into ten equal sized balls and roll out into thin rounds. The dough is pretty elastic so I find my nice heavy marble rolling pin works great for this. Also, I like NOT flouring my work surface, as the tortilla peels off my counter easily enough, and if it sticks while rolling it’s actually easier to roll thinner. This next step can be done by yourself, but is most fun with a tortilla making partner. When your tortilla is rolled out, carefully lift off work surface and put into pan. Get your partner to take care of the flipping while you roll out the next one. They need about 30 seconds per side – before you flip it it will look like below, a little bubbly and then flip and it should be browned on the other side 🙂
This particular night I went with a mix of veg, chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch dressing with some homemade oven fries on the side. Pretty basic, yet delicious!