corn tortillas



In North America and Central America, a corn tortilla or just tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flatbread, made from hominy = nixtamalized maize.

Mexican and, more generally, Latin American dishes made with maize tortillas include Chalupas, Chilaquiles, Enchiladas, Enfrijoladas, Entomatadas, Gorditas, Pan de cazón, Pastel azteca, Peneques, Quesadillas, Sincronizadas, Sopes, Tacos, Tacos dorados, Tlayudas, Totopos - Tortilla chips, Tortilla soup, Tostadas


Corn tortillas are easy to obtain in stores around the country. Mexico still has tortillerias in smaller towns that specialize in making tortillas. Our local Peppers grocery store has a horribly-squeaky tortilla machine in the back of the store that makes its noise all day long, poor employees who have to work that thing. But the tortillas that come out of it are good.

Marielos did try her hand at making tortillas the traditional way with masa only once. It is hard work, and it's so much easier to buy them in the store.


This is what you need:

  • Maseca corn flour
  • water
Pic1: store-bought corn tortillas



Pic2: small pancake
Pic3: roll it out