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    Nixtamal Tortillas

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    1 hr 17 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    2 mins

    Zeldaz's Note:

    Corniest-tasting tortillas ever! Original recipe by Betty Fussell (author of The Story of Corn), published by Beth Hensperger in her compilation, Breads of the Southwest. Cooking time is per tortilla.

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    1. 1
      Put hominy, masa de harina, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Add hot water and process until dough forms a soft but firm ball.
    2. 2
      Remove dough and knead briefly, then cover with plastic wrap or a damp clean towel and allow dough to rest at least an hour at room temperature.
    3. 3
      Divide dough into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Press each ball of dough out into a thin disk using a tortilla press lined with plastic sheets made from food storage bags. Alternatively, shape by hand or with a rolling pin, but dough is quite sticky so a tortilla press will give the best results.
    4. 4
      Heat a cast iron skillet or comal over medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is thoroughly hot for best results. Cook each tortilla for 30 seconds on the first side, a full minute on the second side, and an additional 30 seconds on the first side. If you find tortillas are sticking to the pan, brush a very tiny bit of oil on the surface of the pan before cooking.
    5. 5
      Best served warm and fresh.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nixtamal Tortillas

    Serving Size: 1 (664 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 15.3
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 74.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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