How to Make Corn Tortillas: Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Feb 19, 2023 • 4 min read

No accompaniment is as integral to Mexican food as the tortilla. Corn tortillas, along with flour tortillas, are a natural complement to almost every dish in a Mexican cook’s repertoire.

The difference is evident on every level: Homemade tortillas smell sweet and earthy and have a flexible texture—and nothing compares to the pleasure of eating them hot and fresh off the stove. Eat fresh tortillas straight, use them as a wrapper for tacos and burritos, or treat them as a utensil (what could be better than an edible spoon?).