So… what’s all the hype about making “PALEO TORTILLAS”? if they don’t look remotely close to a tortilla… — YEAH. All those funny, half starved, flat ,white bread looking things … are those crepes?
Ok. Enough sarcasm. And big apologies to all of those fantastic bloggers out there! I admire your work 😉
Then back to real mexican skills….
It’s been a while since I’ve written something worth sharing. I don’t blame you for looking at your email every other friday and thinking– “J! again with those spanish posts.”
Well, like Robb says: “GIDDY UP BUTTERCUP” , wanna learn how to make tortillas that ACTUALLY taste, close, (let me rephrase that), pretty efin close to REAL ONES???
Entonces (so) keep reading… (may be you’ll learn one or two words in spanish today!) and we kill two birds with one stone 😉
First things first: If you DON’T have a tortilla presser for this recipe, you better get your culito moving and get one. It will make your life easier, heads up!
Secondly: You need to get a hang on things. Making tortillas is like making bread, a real craft, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get them first time. Keep trying!
Thirdly: I have FILMED a series of short videos for those who struggle with written directions but are only available on my INSTRAGRAM account. If you want to watch, you can find me @consuelowerner
Let’s get going!
4 green plantains
A DEEP soup pot
a Ziploc bag (cut in half) or 2 sheets of parchment paper, to avoid the tortilla to stick to your tortilla presser. Any plastic bag cut in half works too. Plastic will work much better than parchment FYI
A cast iron pan or flat skillet
Hands and little hands (such as your children’s) —fun project for the whole family!
In a DEEP soup pan , either place the whole plantains or cut them in thirds and submerge them in water until they are fully covered. Add a sprinkle of sea salt.
We just want to boil the plantains until they become soft.
You DO NOT need to peel the plantains.
VERY EASY. The plantains will boil for about 20 minutes or so until they are done. It can take longer. Just make sure that when they’re ready the skin either pops/brakes or you can stick a fork through them.
When done, just take them out, let them cool down a bit and peel them. The skin will remove easily at this point.
If you find that they are not quite ready, then stick them back to the boiling water and keep boiling them
NEXT, we want to MASH THEM up real good with a fork. If you have any fancy equipment, go ahead and use this.
NOW, the plantains can dry easily once smashed, so here is where you can add some HOT water to it .Just like making any kind of paste/ dough like, you need to add water slowly until it becomes malleable.
Once you get the consistency of SOFT dough, you are ready to work with it. Make a little ball with your hands and place it in your tortilla presser.
Use the plastic or parchment on both sides of the press and give it a good squeeze. Heat your cast iron pan or flat skillet and add some oil of your choice (just to coat and prevent sticking) and cook them just like a regular tortilla. on both sides.
THERE. LISTO! YOU ARE DONE… no flours, nuts, eggs, dairy or funky measurements… one single ingredient!
Thank me later by shipping me some delicious tacos . No olives please! — that’s an american thing 😉
They look, feel and taste like tortillas but without the corn. I made my kids enchiladas on regular bases with this recipe.
Now, Was this useful to you? Will you forgive me for spamming your inbox on fridays? Have I made your life complete? If so, please share. It will make ME happy.
Other people made this!