Basic Corn Tortillas

Tortillas de Maíz

Preparation info
  • Makes


    ( 5-to-6 inch ) tortillas
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

When Mexicans say “tortilla,” you can usually bet that they are not thinking of the blah versions of flour tortillas so popular in the United States — not much different from all those other flabby all-purpose “wraps.” In Veracruz and nearly everywhere in Mexico, the bread of life is corn tortillas. The very best ones are made using fresh masa ground from the finest Mexican corn and will always have a slight edge over tortillas made from our corn. However, we can still make excellent tortil