Nixtamal Tortillas

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READY IN: 1hr 17mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best served warm and fresh.
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