Cooking with Love

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Tortilla Love Affair

I do so love tortillas. They are so versatile....fill them with guacamole and salsa - your in Spain. Fill them with Satay chicken and chile sauce - you are in Thailand. You can even fill them with Falafel and tehina and remain in Israel....but here they are so darn expensive. So I figured they must ne difficult to make. They are not. After preparing them once - I assure you that you will never purchase them again.

I found these on Tammy's blog. She has such a great blog, very down to earth.

Tammy's Spinach Tortillas
9 oz. fresh spinach, chopped
1 TBS water
2+ cups flour (you will use more than 2 cups)
1/2 tsp salt or garlic salt
dash of pepper
1/4 cup oil

The dough

1. In a large pan or skillet over medium to medium-low heat, cook spinach in water. Cover, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted and soft. This will probably take about 5 minutes after the pan is hot and the spinach has started to cook.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and oil. Stir until crumbly.
3. Add the (hot or warm) spinach mixture, including the water left in the pan from cooking. Knead or stir, adding additional flour as needed (may take a cup or more of extra flour) to make a smooth dough. Knead dough for about 5 minutes, which will mix the spinach in better, and give the dough an even consistency.
4. Divide dough into 8 parts (for 10 to 12-inch tortillas) or more (for smaller tortillas).
5. Pre-heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.

6. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a thin circle.
7. Brown tortillas in pre-heated pan for about 5 minutes on each side, just until cooked. A few light brown spots should appear.

Stack cooked tortillas on a plate or in a bowl with a clean towel around them, until all are cooked. Serve warm, filled with your favorite fillings - I used avocado and sprouts - but the sky's the limit.



Anonymous said...

Yum! I like the fact that these are spinach tortillas, too.


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