Homemade Corn Tortillas and Tortilla Chips

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




  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.