The process of cooking up these tortillas is a lot like making crepes. The first crepe functions to season the pan. It will slide around more in the pan and absorb the only fat used to season, creating a non-stick surface for all remaining tortillas. I like to think of the first tortilla as the ugly one that the cook gets to nibble on while she makes the meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 tortillas
Calories 44 kcal
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
Puree on medium-high speed for about 50 seconds.
The batter will be thick and continue to thicken as it sits. Allow it to set up for 10 minutes.
Heat 1 T. fat of choice in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Pour in 2 ounces of batter and use an offset spatula to spread the batter out into a thin circle. This first tortilla will likely slide around a bit. Turn the heat down to medium.
Allow tortilla to cook on its first side for 2 minutes. Flip it and cook on the second side briefly, about 20 seconds.
Remove the first tortilla to a plate and turn the heat to low under the pan. (This first tortilla is for the cook to snack on. It will be thicker and not as desirable. It is used as a tool to season the pan.)
Pour the second 2 ounces of batter into pan and shape as with the first. This time, and for all remaining tortillas, the batter will behave perfectly, allowing you to fan it into a 6" or 7" circle. The pan, with this treatment, will behave in a non-stick fashion. Do not add any more fat to the pan.
Continue frying the tortillas in this manner until all the batter is used.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.