Homemade Corn Tortillas


  • 2 cups masa harina (corn meal is not the same thing)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1  1/2 cups hot water


  • Mix the masa and the salt together
  • Stir in the hot water; using your hands blend the ingredients well (dough should be firm and springy)
  • Cover dough for an hour with plastic wrap
  • Form 2″ balls of dough and place between pieces of parchment paper
  • Press the dough using a tortilla press
  • Cook tortillas on medium high heat in a skillet or griddle for a couple of minutes per side
  • Cook until lightly browned