Thanks to a coworker (I believe I have mentioned this before), I am now in the possession of an authentic cast iron tortilla press. Isn’t it pretty?
I used it for the first time a little bit ago, to make taquitos. Normally, taquitos are fried in oil, but I have an aversion to fried foods, especially since heart disease runs in the family. So I made me some baked ones.
Superbowl snacking. I will be home while The Man attends a party. Will I be watching the game? Well…to be honest, the TV will be muted while the playing is going on and unmuted for the commercials LOL
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the masa, water and salt to make your tortilla dough. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and press between pieces of waxed paper in a tortilla press (if you don’t have one, use a rolling pin like I used to do). Fry each tortilla in a dry skillet for 2 minutes on each side.
After the tortillas are fried, spread a thin layer of refried beans over each tortilla, then sprinkle some cheese. Carefully roll the tortillas up and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with salsa, sour cream (or a mixture of the 2, like I do), guac, or whatever you like.