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How To Make Corn Tortillas

Watch more How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these steps to make your own corn tortillas. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Combine masa harina, salt, and water Combine the masa harina and salt in a large bowl. Add water gradually, stirring until a smooth but slightly sticky dough forms. Tip Test the dough by flattening a small ball of dough between two sheets of plastic wrap. If the edges crack, add a bit more water. Step 2: Divide the dough into balls Divide the dough into 12 to 18 balls, depending on the size tortillas you want. Place the balls on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Step 3: Cover each ball with plastic wrap and roll flat Put one ball of dough on top of a piece of plastic wrap. Cover with a second piece of plastic wrap. Use the rolling pin to flatten the ball and shape it into a circle. Set the plastic-covered tortilla aside. Repeat the process with each ball of dough. Tip Use a tortilla press instead of a rolling pin to create tortillas that are uniform in shape and size. Step 4: Cook tortillas Heat the large cast-iron griddle over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the griddle and cook it for thirty seconds. Flip it to cook the other side, cooking for another thirty to forty-five seconds. Tip Fry the tortillas in corn oil to create crispy tortilla shells or tortilla chips. Step 5: Remove from griddle Remove the cooked tortillas from the griddle and stack them on top of a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the tortillas to keep them warm while you're cooking the rest. Step 6: Eat immediately or reheat when needed Eat the cooked tortillas immediately, or cover them in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Did You Know? A single ear of corn contains about 800 kernels divided into 16 rows.
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