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) 😉
- 1-1/2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup corn meal white or yellow
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, ladle approximately 1/4 cup of mixture. Using bottom of spoon or measuring cup, spread and even out the tortilla circle so not too thick.
- Wait for about one minute and then flip the tortilla over and brown the opposite side.
- Repeat process, making approximately 12 corn tortillas. ENJOY!!
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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!
Mandy Gallegos Bird says
yum! I have never made corn tortillas before. How easy! Thanks 🙂 P.S. I included these in my Cinco de Mayo Round Up…
Michael Lee West says
What a great Cinco de Mayo recipe–and a year-round keeper. I can’t wait to try this!
Stephanie Pass says
Those look delicious!! I’ll definitely be trying them soon.
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,
Rosie - Blueberry Kitchen says
Your tortillas look so good! I would love to give these a try soon – thanks so much for the recipe!
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.
M. Baird-Nosh My Way says
I have never tried to make my own. Perhaps I will give it a try sometime soon. You make it looks so easy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
This looks great! Thanks for sharing on Sunday Scoop!Blessings, Gloria @The Resourceful Gals
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)
Angela Betlewicz says
Always looking for healthy eats.
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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.
Vicky Nardone says
I was super surprised to see this link up on Thursdays Treasury. My family has been making this recipe for tacos since my mom was a kid and I have never seen anyone else make tacos this way. It’s my absolute favorite recipe in the world. In fact I blogged about it on my blog a couple months ago http://veryvic.blogspot.com/2013/02/homemade-taco-shells-secret-family.html.
So cool to find out that someone else makes these too.
Seriously, that’s all there is to it.. Thank you, I’m pinning this.
The Well Floured Kitchen says
Wow, this is so much easier than how I make them! I usually make a dough that I need to roll out (or use my tortilla press). It is very time consuming. I am definitely trying this way next!
Helen Adams says
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!
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 🙂
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!
Alex Smith says
With the many blogs which I have encountered, I never expected to see a very beautiful post online..After reading this one, I felt so lucky to see its content..-)
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!
so these can be shaped and fried or baked to make a taco shell?
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!
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 🙂
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!
Hi! Your recipe says corn meal. Do you mean corn flour? Corn meal is very grainy…. Thanks!
Nope, it’s corn meal Cari. Mixed with all-purpose flour, it’s not very grainy. I hope you’ll try them!
Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll give it a try!
Is the mixture supposed to be so thin and watery? I followed recipe exactly but it just seems so watery i was thinking abiut adding little bits of flour
Hi Brent! It is pretty thin. Ladle it onto a hot pan and kind of smooth the mixture into a circle with the bottom of the ladle.
These are so easy I didn’t expect a lot but they work! Taste delicious, too.
Yay! I am so glad you like them!
Thank you! Super yummy and super easy! Wonderful to be able to make corn tortillas at home ! ????????✝️
I made these today. They are tasty, but definitely more like crepes or pancakes than tortillas. Tortillas have much less water. But as corn crepes they are delicious, especially after adding a little sugar and cinnamon.