|It gets a bad name....|
I love tortillas!! So we buy a bunch of tortillas. I lived in San Antonio for a long time when I was a kid and maybe that where my love for em came from. I remember going to Taco Cabana and seeing the tortilla machine they had there, Market Square in San Antonio had ladies sitting there just making tortilla after tortilla. The fresh ones are always the best too, a piping hot tortilla straight out of the pan with butter...... Damn. So the last time we went to the store I told the old lady to grab some. We were looking at prices, I always grab the cheapest ones. Why not, right? They all taste the same really. We usually get a 20 or 25 pack, the more the more savings usually. I told her to only pick up a 10 pack this time. Then I went over and got some lard. I know. Nasty huh? but I tell you, for some applications, lard is the way to go. I tried butter, crisco, olive oil, and regular oil. Lard is best. and cheap. Like 2 bucks for a container, and this is the only reason I use it, so it lasts awhile. So use what you got, but get some lard and try it. These. Are. So. Easy. Lets get right into it.
2 Cups of Flour
|I don't sift anymore!!|
|Ball o' Dough|
Heat up a larger teflon coated pan or skillet to medium high heat. Put the uncooked tortilla on it. I like to shake the pan quite a bit. flip it over. Do it again. You want them to look LIGHT brown, and not all over, really just on the bubbles. Too hot and they will be to hard, too long and they will be to hard, too low is better, cause you can always pump up the heat when you get comfortable. Take off and serve immediately. I haven't found a way to keep these well after cooked. You gotta eat em!!
|Makes clean-up easier. I promise|