1/1 Photo of Out of Desperation... Flour Tortillas
I made this experimental recipe last night for dinner (out of desperation). I had my left-over steak thinly sliced, reheated and added some fajita seasonings. I thinly sliced some lettuce, tomatoes and onions, grated the cheese and put out the sour cream and salsa. I reached for my brand new package of store bought flour tortillas and they were no where to be found. When I asked hubby if he moved them, he honestly said "no". After about 10 more minutes of searching the kitchen cabinets, he came to me and said "I didn't move them, I ate them". He ate 12 tortillas, plain, for a snack. UGH. So I pulled out what I thought I might be able to make tortillas with, and it worked. (It does take awhile). Hubby claims that they are better than what we get in the local Mexican restaurant. I hope you enjoy them. *Note: I'm somewhat guessing at the measurements, since I really just did the "Dump & Mix" method. *Prep time includes refrigeration. ***You may want to try Super Easy Chicken Enchiladas using these***
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- 1In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine ONLY 1 cup of flour with the salt and baking powder.
- 2Crumble in the margarine and mix well with your fingers, breaking up any large clumps.
- 3Add in the warm water (starting with the lower amount and add more as needed) and combine well. Do this for about 2 minutes until you have a nice ball of dough. Put the ball into the bowl and loosely cover with a damp paper towel. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- 4Lightly sprinkle some of the remaining 1/3 cup flour onto a cutting board. Use some of the flour to coat a rolling pin.
- 5Divide and roll the dough into approx 1" size balls (I got 7 total).
- 6One at a time, place each ball onto the floured board. Begin to roll the dough ball into a very thin disc. (I would say about 6" diameter or so, but none of mine came out round. I had some pretty bizarre shapes). Place each flattened ball onto a plate and cover with the damp paper towel.
- 7Heat a large, non-stick skillet over a medium-low flame. DRY fry (no oil) one tortilla at a time. As each one gets lightly browned on both sides (about 2 minutes per side), remove to a clean plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Repeat until all the tortillas are fried up.
- 8Serve and enjoy (I hope).
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Nutritional Facts for Out of Desperation... Flour Tortillas
Serving Size: 1 (307 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 144.8
- Calories from Fat 60
- Total Fat 6.7 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 222.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 2.5 g