Of the many dishes made from corn in Mexico, tortillas are perhaps the most ubiquitous and important-they're used for tacos, enchiladas, and taquitos; added to casseroles and sauces; and served as an accompaniment for all sorts of meals.
But why make your own tortillas de maiz (corn tortillas) when they're so readily available in any grocery store? Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martínez explains it this way in The Food and Life of Oaxaca: "Think of trying to make one of those rustic Italian bread soups or salads out of pre-packaged supermarket white bread." You could do it, but the final dish would lack the complex flavors and textures of something truly homemade. Once you've tried our recipe and seen how easy it is to make delicious authentic corn tortillas at home, you may never go back to eating the store-bought kind.
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