Thursday, February 23, 2006

Handmade Tortillas

Why stop at making pasta by hand? Tonight I decided to go one step further and make my tortillas from scratch too.

CORN TORTILLAS

recipe (click on link above) by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger




Last night's mango salsa went perfectly with a quesadilla made with fresh tortillas. They didn't brown well in my non-stick pan so I think next time I might add some oil to the pan to crisp up the tortillas a bit. I might even make some tortilla chips if I don't eat them all up right away.


6 comments:

Kirk said...

Hi Kady - Tortilla's by hand! Oh my.....

Gourmetish said...

:) I made another quesadilla since then and used oil. The quesadilla came out perfectly and was very tasty. From now on I think I might be making my own tortillas!

Rorie said...

You're my hero!

kitchenmage said...

bows to the south That so rocks! I want a tortilla press...because I so need another kitchen gadget. grin I wonder what I have that would approximate it without buying one. Or some other use for one so I could justify buying one.

Speaking of odd uses for things -- pasta machines roll cracker dough really thin. I'm just saying. In case you want to do that too.

Gourmetish said...

Thanks for the idea, Kitchenmage. Crackers are the perfect challenge to follow tortillas. Today I was just saying to my family that I LOVE making all of these things from scratch that you normally buy at the store and that I didn't know what to make next.

To be honest with you, you NEED a tortilla press. I think you can get them fairly cheap. I believe the one I have is from my grandma. It's really old.

You should be able to get one for around $15. Fresh tortillas taste so unbelievably good. Never again will I buy corn tortillas. When I run out of these I might try making flour tortillas which sound a little bit more difficult.

Beth - Zen Foodism said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade tortillas. And they are so easy! Once you've had homemade, the store-bought tortillas are just not good enough.

The only problem came one time when I decided to make them for a party at my house with over 30 people. Now that was a mess!