Homemade Corn Tortillas and Tortilla Chips

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A simple way to make corn tortillas and tortilla chips at home with only 3 ingredients!


  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 1/23/4 c hot water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Mix the masa harina and salt in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add hot water and mix until a dough forms and you can shape it into a ball. Start by stirring with a spatula, then knead a few times with your hands.
  3. Form into a ball and let sit for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into 8 sections and roll into balls.
  5. Cut a ziploc bag around the edges so that you have two pieces of plastic (or use parchment paper).
  6. Place a dough ball in between two pieces of plastic. Use a plate to flatten the ball into a circle. It may help to place it on the floor and stand on the plate to flatten (or use a rolling pin).
  7. Slowly peel back one of the pieces of plastic, being careful of the edges, then pull off the other side of the plastic.
  8. Drop into a hot non-stick or cast iron pan.
  9. Let cook for one minute, flip and cook a minute more. The tortilla should start to puff up while cooking. If it doesn’t. flip it one more time.


If you want to make tortilla chips, cut your finished tortillas into triangles, spray with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn!