Saturday, July 21, 2018

How to Make Homemade Blue Corn Tortillas

Yum, Blue Corn Tortilla Tacos made with homemade blue corn tortillas. Did you know that.....

Blue corn contains high levels of anthocyanins, which is what gives it the blue tines. This is the same antioxidant found in other blue, red and purple plants including berries.

The health benefits of anthocyanins include:

1. Better metabolism of glucose 

2. Properties that protect from cell damage and toxins 
3. Inflammation reduction and
4. Better cognitive function


As to the question of, “How to make blue corn tortillas”? Only 2 cups of blue corn flour mixed with 2 cups of warm water. Could there be anything easier than that?
We used Minsa Blue Corn Masa Mix. Not only can you make tortillas with this mix but also tamales, sopes, enchiladas, pupusas, gorditas and atoles. They are easy to make, deliver a superior result and the dark blue color makes for some interesting taste and color combinations. Try making fish tacos with them or a spicy sausage taco. This recipe makes 16 tortillas in 20 minutes.


Mix the blue corn and warm water together for about 4 minutes. Divide the dough into 16 golf ball size portions. Press into 6” round shapes using a tortilla press lined with wax paper. Or you can use your hands to press out the dough without the wax paper. Place on a hot skillet and let cook 20 seconds on each side. Depending on the thickness of the tortilla you may have to flip it more than once. You can use a sandwich press. Keep made tortillas in the oven in a covered tortilla server on low, (covered to keep them from drying out while you cook the remaining tortillas).

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