Basic Corn Tortillas

Preparation info
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    10 to 12

    small ( 5- to 6 inch ) tortillas
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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There is nothing specifically Oaxacan about these tortillas. They are nearly identical to the recipe I gave in my first book, Food From My Heart, for the kind of simple corn tortillas that are eaten all over Mexico.

Before beginning the recipe, please read my description of nixtamal and masa. I recommend buying an inexpensive cast-aluminum tort