Homemade corn tortillas

Prep 25 min
Total 1 hour 20 min
Makes 16 Servings

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2 cups
masa harina flour
1/2 tsp
1 3/4 cups
boiling water


  • STIR masa harina with salt in a large bowl. Gradually stir in water until a dough forms. Divide into 2 portions and shape each into a disc. Wrap each in plastic and let stand at room temperature for 30 min. Cut each into 8 equal wedges. Squeeze each into a ball.
  • PLACE a ball of dough between 2 sheets of parchment. Press down firmly with the bottom of a pie plate until tortilla is 4-in wide and 1-mm thick. If needed, use a rolling pin to gently press dough. Transfer tortillas to a plate. Cover with a lightly damp kitchen towel to keep it from drying out. If any tortillas crack, just reroll dough into a ball and press again.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan or cast iron pan over medium-high. Add 2 or 3 tortillas. Cook until tortilla lifts away from pan and edges are lightly brown, 2 to 3 min per side.


Prep Tip: If using a tortilla press, lay a piece of parchment on bottom of press. Place a dough ball on parchment. Cover with another piece of parchment. Press down to flatten into tortilla. It will be about 1-mm thick.

Shopping tip: Masa harina is finely ground corn flour. Look for it in the baking aisle of your grocery store.



Calories 26, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 5 g, Sodium 73 mg.
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