Panamanian Tortillas (Thick Corn Cakes)

Recipe by EmJoMay
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the water, mix, salt, rice flour, and sugar (optional) with a spoon.
  • Knead with wet hands in bowl (wet hands keep it from sticking, so if it starts to stick just get your hands wet again).
  • It will form into a mixture called "masa".
  • Get bunches of the masa and form them into circles. Make sure the edges are pinched (no creases or cracks), and that the thickness is consistent (about 1 or 2 cm thick).
  • To bake, put some of the butter in the pan and spread evenly. Heat the butter on med high.
  • When butter is heated, place masa circles on the pan and let bake.
  • Flip them every 2 or 3 min to evenly cook without burning.
  • They will start to puff up and get golden.
  • It should take about 10 min to cook thoroughly, but make sure not to overdo them--no one likes a burned tortilla!
  • Repeat the steps until all the circles are baked through.
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