Homemade tortillas are awesome. Of course, it’s easier to buy a package and then fill them with whatever you want. But really, preparing them on your own saves money (as they are expensive). Everybody loves enchiladas, taco roll ups, burritos… And they are perfect for party finger foods.
I prepared my first tortilla when I started college. I didn’t like cooking back then, but I wanted to learn so that my grandparents could be introduced to healthier lifestyle. They both spent some time in hospital that summer, and nowadays they’re used to healthier food. And I also need to mention that my grandparents (both born in 40s) think about white bread being healthy and just can’t help but ask “How can you eat without bread?”. That’s the reason I started with tortillas.
What to eat with homemade tortillas?
There are plenty of food you can make with tortillas. For example, quesadillas are like sandwiches. You can also make wraps filled with whatever you want (we like avocado, egg, and cheese with oregano). Enchiladas are often filled with ground beef or chicken, and they are baked in oven with any kind of sauce on top (we like tomato sauce and cheese). Burritos are very popular among children. They usually fill them with ketchup, meat, rice, mustard, green salad, fries.
Go on and follow my guide and use your homemade tortilla for anything!
- 250 g flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 175 ml water
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Mix flour and salt, and add warm water and oil.
Transfer the dough to the floured surface and knead. If necessary, add more flour or water to get a smooth dough. Leave the dough for ten minutes.
Divide the dough into eight parts.
Make thin tortillas out of it.
Bake on large pan (oiled a bit and on medium hit) for about one minute on each side.
And this is our favorite enchilada: