Cheap and easy homemade tortilla shells
As many of you know, we went unprocessed and sugar free in this household a little over a month ago now. That means that some things at the grocery store are off limits. I had to start making my own tortilla shells, but it was WAY easier than I thought it would be. It only took 4 ingredients and one of them comes out of my kitchen tap for free.
Here is the recipe (originally found here):
2 cups all purpose flour ( I purchased a 2# bag from Dollar Tree)
1/2 tbsp salt (most of us have this on hand)
3/4 c Water
3 Tbsp olive oil
Mix the flour and salt together. Add the water and olive oil. Mix until combined. Pour out onto a floured surface and knead 10-12 times. Let sit for 10 minutes. At this point, I roll it into a log and cut it in half. then I cut each half in half and again until you have 8 semi-equal pieces. Roll each piece into a circle about 7 inches across (Mine are never a perfect or even close to perfect circle, but they still taste delicious). Heat a skillet over medium high heat. This is kind of like cooking pancakes. Wait until you see bubbles and then flip it over to cook the other side. Keep shells warm while you cook the rest. I store any extras in a Ziploc in the fridge. Just warm for 20-30 seconds in microwave to reheat.