allrecipes.com SUBMITTED BY: Claudia
"This recipe, I learned from watching my Mom in Mexico, however, nobody (not even my Mom) knows how much of every ingredient you are supposed to use, so I experimented with different amounts of ingredients and came up with this one, which is pretty good and not so loaded with fat. - - PREP TIME :15 Min; COOK TIME: 1 Minute ; READY IN: 1 Hr 36 Min - 8 hrs.
1. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, and salt. Rub in the shortening by hand until the mixture is the texture of oatmeal. Make a well in the center, and pour in the boiling water. Mix with a fork until all of the water is evenly incorporated. Sprinkle with a bit of additional flour, and knead until the dough does not stick to your fingers. The dough should be smooth.
2. Make balls the size of golf balls, about 2 ounces each. Place them on a tray, and cover with a cloth. Let stand for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
3. Heat a griddle or large frying pan over high heat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a tortilla to your preferred thinness. Fry one at a time. Place on the griddle for 10 seconds, as soon as you see a bubble on the top, flip the tortilla over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, then flip and cook the other side for another 30 seconds. Roll out the next tortilla while you wait for that one to cook. Repeat until all of the balls have been cooked. Tortillas can be refrigerated or frozen.
*** For white Mexican Flour Tortillas, use the same amounts of flour, but using white flour only. Another variation is to use 3/4, 1 cup, or 1 1/4 of vegetable shortening or lard. All these amounts work; I have tried them, but I like to keep things light. I must say the best tasting recipe is the one with all white flour, and 1 1/4 cup lard...of course!
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
" Total Fat: 6.3g
" Cholesterol: 0mg
" Sodium: 261mg
" Total Carbs: 27.3g
" Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
" Protein: 4.7g
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|Serving Size: 1 tortilla (57g)|
|Recipe Makes: 18 tortillas|
|Calories from Fat: 38 (25%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.3g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.6g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 2.1mg||1 %|
|Sodium 2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 101mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26.4g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12 %|
|Sugars, other 23.4g|
|Protein 3.4g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 151
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