Flour tortillas – Simple sides

I will feature a section on simple side dishes. Some smaller dishes are versatile and can be used for a lot of different purposes. I will feature these in smaller posts and tag them with “simple sides” to make them easy to find. In these posts, I will give tips on what to pair the sides with too. The first post in this category is flour tortillas.

Homemade flour tortillas are really quick and easy to make, and they taste so delicious. After trying these out, I am not sure if we will be spending much money buying tortillas from the shop anymore.

I’ll admit, they are not as flexible as the store bought ones, but then on the other side, they do not contain preservatives or enhancers in any way. And if you keep them moist, you will easily be able to shape them into enchilada dishes or to use with your tacos.

Keep the tortillas warm and moist in a damp tea towel until serving.

Keep the tortillas warm and moist in a damp tea towel until serving.

Most of the recipes I have found online contain lard. I am sure this is more authentic, but also not very healthy. I only use good vegetable oil in my recipe.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup luke warm water
Mix everything well in a bowl with your hands and knead until a sticky ball.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and leave to rest for an hour.

On a slightly floured surface, divide the dough into 6 parts and roll it out with a rolling pin very thinly.

Cook on a dry skillet or griddled pan for 30-60 seconds on each side.

Keep warm and moist in a damp towel until ready to serve. Serve them warm.

If you have leftover tortillas, you can use them as bases to make pizzas.

Involve your kids:
Use separate bowls for the various ingredients.
Taco has become a traditional Friday or Saturday evening meal in most families in Norway. With our kids, when we cut up the various ingredients and allow them construct their own taco, they eat much more vegetables than if we make a mixed bowl with everything in it.
There is less “I don’t like that” and more “I like that and that”

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