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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tortilla Chips for Euchre Night

For our euchre card group tomorrow night, I decided to try and make something unique as the snack I am bringing. I decided to make cilantro tortilla chips from scratch. No, I did not grind the corn, but I did start with masa or corn flour. I used a recipe from Chef Jesse Smith's Deep Prep Channel. First, I made the corn torillas with 6 loose cups of masa, 4 cups of water, a half-stick of unsalted butter, two large pinches of kosher salt, and a whole bunch of minced fresh cilantro.

Since this was a double recipe and I didn't want to mix it by hand, I used the dough hook on my electric mixer.

I used a cookie dough scoop to make golf ball size balls of dough, then rolled them into balls by hand. I pressed each ball in my tortilla press (I bought one last week). Then, I baked each torilla for 30-45 seconds on each side in a dry electric skillet.

I quartered each cooked tortilla and fried the quarters in batches in a deep pot of 375 degree F canola oil, until lightly puffed and lightly browned. This is a photo of only half of the amount I made. I think I'll save some at home for us to snack on.
Thanks to Deep Prep Channel for the recipe!


Anonymous Hilah said...

Did you line your press with plastic wrap or wax paper? I find mine stick something terrible if I don't, but then I've never added butter or any kind of fat to my masa.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Great Stone Face said...

Jesse put plastic wrap on the top of his press, but I put plastic wrap on both the bottom and top. The butter gave it good flavor -- I've also seen lard, but I don't use that.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

We, who are about to enjoy, thank you!!

11:45 AM  

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