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Corn Tortillas

Eva Longoria's homemade corn tortillas from her "Eva's Kitchen" cookbook are as simple as they are satisfying. Try making them for her Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak Tacos.

  • Yield: Makes about 16 tortillas
Corn Tortillas

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2011


  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water, plus more as needed


  1. Place masa harina, salt, and hot water in a large bowl; using a spoon or your hands, mix together until a soft, but not sticky, dough forms, about 2 minutes. Squeeze a small handful of dough together; if mixture seems too dry, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place dough balls on a baking sheet and cover with a damp cloth to keep moist while you work.

  2. Line a tortilla press with plastic wrap and set press next to stove. Preheat a comal, skillet, or griddle over medium-high heat until hot.

  3. Working with 1 ball of dough at a time, place dough on tortilla press between pieces of plastic wrap; press and flatten dough into a 5- to 6-inch disk. Open press and peel off plastic wrap. Transfer disk to comal and cook until bottom is browned in spots, about 1 minute. Turn and continue cooking until tortilla puffs in the center, about 1 minute more.

  4. Transfer tortilla to a cloth-lined basket to keep warm and repeat process with remaining dough, stacking and keeping covered as you work. Serve warm.

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