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Long ago, my friend Katy wrote about the wonders of homemade tortillas. They sounded so good, I thought I’d try it. But I could not find the tortilla mix she recommended anywhere in my area. I looked and looked and looked, went to several Hispanic markets, and asked everyone I could think of. No luck. I even looked it up on the Quaker website. The shipping cost seemed outrageous. Finally, I gave up the chase.
And then, I went to Seattle. A quick trip to Fred Meyer (the store that Katy mentioned), and the coveted tortilla mix was in my hot little hands. Finally, tonight, in my mother’s kitchen, I made burritos for my mom, my brother, and his family. With homemade (from the mix) tortillas.
Are you wondering how they came out?
They were fantastic! Terrific. Wonderful. Delicious. So different from store-bought tortillas, and so much better. Everyone loved them. There was discussion of how else to use them: with butter and cinnamon for breakfast, wrapped around eggs and cheese like a rollup sandwich, with a bit of melted cheese like a ‘white pizza.’ But the burritos were so darn good, I’m thinking that we may never try any other method.
I’m really hoping I have room in my suitcase for a couple of bags of this stuff!
I do think we’ll have to institute Katy’s family rule: you have to eat a full burrito before you can eat a plain tortilla. A rule that applies to the adults as well.
Thanks for the recommendation, Katy. We loved it.
Your mother lives in Seattle? Are you coming down to Portland at all? Please . . . .
P.S. We have a rule that you have to actually eat a burrito before starting to eat the plain tortillas. Yes, they are that good.
No trip to Portland this time. Hopefully this summer, though.
You must try making a homemade tortilla and not the mix! They are better I tell ya (and so easy)!
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c lard
1 tsp salt
1 c warm water
Molly, that sounds good. We don’t eat lard (or any pork products) so it won’t work for my family, but it’s a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I really need to try these…I’m trying to reduce the amount of products in packaging that I buy, and tortillas always come in a plastic bag. really gotta try to make my own. thanks to you & Non-C for the idea!