Homemade Corn Tortillas

HAPPY MAY!!! I can’t believe how fast April went! Cinco de Mayo is a few days away so I have another yummy recipe to share with you: homemade corn tortillas! Have you ever made your own? They are so simple and taste much better than the store bought kind.
I made the mistake of looking at the ingredients for the store-bought corn tortillas I had in my fridge. Half the ingredients are preservatives that I can’t even begin to pronounce the name of! These homemade ones have only five ingredients, which you probably already have, and are so EASY to make! The process is similar to a pancake, brown and flip. I make them all the time and my boys go crazy when I do. They love them! I hope you’ll try this recipe the next time you make tacos or this awesome Taco Quiche of mine… (hint, hint) 😉
Homemade Corn Tortillas
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup corn meal (white or yellow)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, ladle approximately ¼ cup of mixture. Using bottom of spoon or measuring cup, spread and even out the tortilla circle so not too thick.
  2. Wait for about one minute and then flip the tortilla over and brown the opposite side.
  3. Repeat process, making approximately 12 corn tortillas. ENJOY!!
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    Jenn says

    I LOVE corn tortillas and have always wanted to make my own, but never knew how. I like that these use cornmeal and ingredients I always have on hand!

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    Joanne DiPalo says

    Hi Jen, This looks so easy. I never came across this recipe when I was searching for something different. I’ve been making tortillas for a few years now and the

    kids love them. Next time I’ll try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo party.

    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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    Tumbleweed Contessa says

    WOW! That is it. I can do that. I always hate that I have too many or too little on hand. Now I can just whip up as many as I want. I am glad I saw these at Love and Laundry. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love all the recipes I am seeing you share. I found you from the Sunday Social & am your newest follower. I hope you can stop by sometime @ DearCreatives.com Can’t wait to get to know you better. (I share recipes too)

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    Angela Betlewicz says

    Always looking for healthy eats.

    Found you at Let’s get social Sunday. New Follower. You can find
    me painting, decorating and baking on HickoryTrail

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    Misty says

    I made these for Cinco De Mayo and they were fantastic! I have wanted to find a recipe that allows me to make tortillas without using a cup of shortening, and these hit the spot!!! Thanks for keeping up the great recipes.

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    Hi Jen,

    There is nothing like a homemade tortilla! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Crystal Jarvis says

    I felt like these turned out more like crepes because of the egg. Very different and didn’t really think they turned out like corn tortillas. Not bad, just not what I was expecting :)

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    Crystal Jarvis says

    Ok, I have to add an addendum :) While they tasted like corn crepes by themselves, they were very yummy with all the taco toppings. My husband LOVED them!

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    Lara Arar says

    Hey! Love the recipe, but… can I substitute the 1/2 cup of corn flour for another 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour? thank you!

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      Hi Ron! Yes, you basically just pour some batter into a hot (cooking sprayed) pan and spread it into a circle shape, let it cook for a minute or two until set and then flip it over. It’s super easy! They’re not deep fried, just pan fried so they’re healthier. I hope you’ll try them – they’re a family favorite!

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    Audrey says

    Are they foldable or do they crack if bent (like for a burrito or wrap)? I’m trying to find a good homemade wrap recipe :)

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      Hi Audrey! They do bend some but only if they’re freshly cooked. They’re not like a wrap but just a corn tortilla. I do have a whole wheat pita bread recipe on here that’s really delicious!


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