Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Now these are not authentic by any stretch of the imagination but they are good. I like to make these for Enchiladas. These are easy to make with items you most likely have on hand.
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup boiling water
- cooking spray
- Combine Flour, corn meal and salt.
- Cut in the shortening
- add boiling water and mix well.
- Shape into 12 equal balls,.
- press between two sheets of waxed paper into 6" circles.
- Fry on hot, lightly greased griddle. (I just use Pam).
The flavor is outstanding, but the texture seems like a cross between a tortilla and a corn cake.
Not traditional and not perfect, but easy and quick. They have a good taste and I was able to quickly roll out a tortilla between wax paper while another was cooking. I did use a small amount regular oil instead of cooking spray since I've had problems with spray burning at medium high heat in the past.
When I made this, the dough was too sticky to press between wax paper. I ended up having to add some extra cornmeal to firm it up. It never did get flat like a tortilla is supposed to, but it made a nice corn cake instead. It still tasted fine piled with taco fixings, though.