Easy Corn Tortillas
Easy Corn Tortillas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
31 mins

These simple three-ingredient homemade tortillas are healthier than store bought varieties and add authentic masa flavor.

Servings: 4 tortillas
Author: Hannah
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients thoroughly to form dough. If dough is sticky, add more masa harina. If dough is dry and hasn't incorporated all of the masa, add more water.

  2. Divide dough into 4 equal sections and roll them into balls. Cut a large zipper bag down both sides and open fully. Place the ball of dough in the center of one of the halves of the bag and fold the other half over top of it. This keeps your tortilla from sticking to anything when it is being pressed. 

  3. Using a heavy flat object (I use my cast iron pot) or a tortilla press, apply pressure until tortilla is very thin, but not transparent. Thin tortillas are more fragile so it's alright to leave it a bit thicker on your first try.

  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tortilla and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Wrap warm tortillas in a clean dish towel to keep them warm and tender while the others cook