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Monday, January 28, 2013

Tortillas II

If it weren't easy I wouldn't do it. I just followed the directions on the bag. It's Maseca brand "instant corn masa mix." Why they have this at the grocery store but not corn tortillas is a mystery to me. Even though it says it's a mix, the ingredients list just says: "selected corn treated with lime." I read something once about hominy grits and corn and alkali something.... I digress...

It was just 2 cups of this MASECA stuff, 1/4 t. salt, and 1.5 cups of water - add more water if it seems dry. Make a ball and squish it between two layers of plastic wrap. Cook on an ungreased griddle or skillet for 50 seconds per side. It took mine longer to cook, but who knows what's what when using an electric stove.


And I made a teepee for junior. So cute. More details on the other blog :)


Kim (TheKimSixFix) said...

hmmm.. I wonder if the grind of the cornmeal makes it special somehow. I would think corn meal + salt + water would give you grits or polenta.

I am now even more confused. :)

Tracy said...

Joy of Cooking says that corn treated with an alkali is hominy and when you grind it coarsely it's hominy grits and when it's ground fine it's masa harina.