I remember when I taught school in Long Beach, California and I had kids bussed in from downtown. I had many monolinguals in my class who had come straight from Mexico and didn't speak much English.
|These were VERY yummy...because the tortillas are homemade!|
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|Masa de Harina is what the corn flour is called. It's in the Mexican food section of the grocery store.|
|Mix as directed on your package. I did a cup of corn flour to a cup of water....and it mixes up kind of like Play Dough consistency. It is not very sticky. It is really a fun, perfect kind of dough to work with.|
|I rolled it into about 12 tortilla sized balls, just about a handful like this....|
|And here's my little metal tortilla maker from a Mexican outdoor market called Olvera Street. I must have bought it 15 years go now.|
|This pic is deceiving because I tried this little blob of dough...and it made a mini taco....really cute but not what I was going for....so then I doubled the balls... We like BIG tacos around here....snicker.....|
|As you can see this is a BIG handful of dough I rolled into a ball.....it was the perfect size....|
|Making tortillas is really fun! Kids LOVE it! And it makes a perfectly round taco when it's homemade! Ariba!|
|Then I put it in a fry pan sprayed with Pam.....about 1 1/2 minutes on each side....just to cook them....|
I experimented with some Wesson oil and some lard....of course lard is better if you want that authentic taste of a fried taco shell.
|Then I added cilantro, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce and maybe a dollup of sour cream on top,|
and it was a Happy Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Now I need to go make a strawberry-lime virgin Margarita to go with our fajitas and tacos! Yum.
|Had to decorate with some sombreros for the Cinco de Mayo party too!|
|And made some noisemakers.....we call them homemade marraccas! Shake Shake! Kids love these too! We just made them out of empty cans with dry beans and popcorn inside for noisemakers.|
|And what party would be complete without the Mexican Hat Dance? Not mine! Party on Garth! OLE!|