Tacos and I are the type of friends that get along in any setting. I’ve made all types of tacos, but for whatever reason I’ve never made homemade tortillas. I guess they just weren’t on my list of things to make.
People proclaim homemade tortillas are this “come to Jesus” moment, but to me they never seemed worth the effort. I was wrong. Fresh tortillas are awesome. Taco Bell at 2am awesome. And, they are incredibly easy.
Water, salt, and masa harina are mixed together and left to rest for a little bit. Go off, prepare the tacos, or be a seasonal foodie with some blood orange margaritas. It is very bespoke, artisanal, or some other misapplied word. Then, come back, flatten the dough, heat in a pan for a few minutes, and you’re done. Time to eat some effing tacos.
So, there ya go. No excuse to make these. Love you, mean it, but adios Old El Paso!
- 2 cups masa harina
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups hot water
- Vegetable oil – for brushing