Recipes from Honduras: Corn Tortillas

Recipes from Honduras

Corn Tortillas

Country: Honduras
Course: Side
Makes: 12 to 18 tortillas


  • 2 cups masa flour (such as MASECA)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Mix the masa flour with the salt and water. The dough should be smooth and not sticky, but it shouldn't be too dry either.
  2. Now separate the dough into golfball sized balls.
  3. Flatten each ball with a tortilla press or with a rolling pin. The tortillas should be pretty thin, no more than maybe a millimeter.
  4. Heat up a large frying pan over high heat.
  5. Transfer the flattened dough to the pan (don't use any oil, it should just be a dry pan). Cook on one side until the tortilla starts to curl around the edges, then flip. It should have some golden spots on the cooked side.
  6. Cook on the other side until you get some more golden spots, then transfer to a warm plate. Keep between damp paper towels until ready to serve.