Corn Masa–Green Plantain Tortillas

Tortillas de Masa y Plátano Verde

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    ( 5-to-6 inch ) tortillas
    • Difficulty


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

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

Slightly sweeter and starchier than orthodox tortillas, this popular variation extends and enriches the original corn masa with the starchy plantains that came to the whole Caribbean region during the slave era. You can use them as you would any fresh corn tortilla, but I find that they tend to stick to the griddle more — no problem if you grease the griddle a little more often and more generously than usual. My first introduction to these delicious tortillas came from the anthropologist-co