Tortillas are a wonderful Mexican flat bread that are typically made from corn or flour. They are the foundation of many Mexican recipes and are even fried or baked to make tortillas chips.
You can easily buy tortillas but the homemade product is far superior since you can control their thinness or puffiness and how done you like them.
Go on, have a go at making these yourself! A simple mixture of masa harina a fine cornmeal ground from white maize) and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you've ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan. Most supermarkets sell masa harina (maize flour) now.
In this Mexican-inspired breakfast, tortillas are baked into flower-like cups and filled with eggs scrambled with ham, red capsicum and spring onions. Top with salsa for a spicy flavour boost.
Although tortillas are traditionally made with masa, or ground corn flour, wheat flour tortillas are just as delicious to my mind.
Their quick and easy, and they also freeze really well so you can make a big lot of them and just use them as you need.
Here's a simple recipe for making tortilla chips at home.
This quick and easy recipe for crumbed chicken and coleslaw in tortilla wraps uses oven baked crumbed chicken strips and a coleslaw mix to save time. I use this recipe as my "Friday Fakeaway", for an easy dinner without ordering takeaway.
Combine smoky roasted green chillies with prawns, garlic and mozzarella cheese for a quick and easy quesadilla that is full of flavour.