Monday, November 12, 2012

Homemade Tortillas

You know those days you have no idea what to make for dinner so you keep opening the refrigerator hoping for something to magically appear? Well, I had one of those days the other day. Since my husband got laid off, we've been eating practically the same thing every day…chicken, beans, chicken, chicken, chicken, some more beans and, umm, some more chicken. Chicken is one of the things I can find that is healthy and cheap, so I try to stock up when it's on sale but... eating. chicken. It's making me cringe just typing that word. *shutter*


There was no way to avoid the chicken, so  I decided to spice things up a little and make my quick 'slow cooked' chicken tacos, but I was out of tortillas.  Way back when, I would just head down the street to the store and pick up whatever I was out of but now that money is tight I need to use what I have in the house or make my own. I've made tortillas before, as a luxury item, (meaning I would make them if I felt like it, but would still buy store bought for convenience) so I knew they were easy to make. Let me just say, I think I will be keeping this as a staple in my freezer (They freeze well). I had forgotten how much better tasting they were than store bought.  They were so good.

I doubled the recipe below to get this many tortillas

3  cups of flour

3/4 cup of oil

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup warm water

In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Mix. Knead for about 5 minutes. Let rest for 1/2 hour. Divide into equal potions (2 in balls) then roll. Roll them as thin as possible. Because of the oil in these you can pile them and they will not stick. Cook on a hot cast iron skillet, you don't need to add anything they won't stick, for 1 minute until they start to bubble, then flip. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

My battery died before I could take a picture of the tacos. I went to  turn it on and a message came up saying that the battery was exhausted. Geezz, I'm exhausted too, sometimes, but there is still work to be done. *hehehe*   I did however get a  picture of the tortillas, so the taco recipe will just have to wait. Until next time!

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