I'm not really into Mexican food. I've lived in Wisconsin all my life. And I'm allergic to peppers.
Because of this culinary loss I have never experienced a homemade tortilla. Some day this year I saw Robert Rodriguez's Meals in 10 Minutes. One of them included homemade flour tortillas and it looked so easy I tried it and have been fooling with it since then.
This recipe from Joe Pastry brought it all up again.
1/3-1/2c butter or vegetable oil (you can use shortening but I never have any)
Roll into balls and let rest under a towel.
Love my French rolling pin.
Preheat the pan. It should be hot when you throw the tortilla in.
Sometimes you need a little help to get them up when they're rolled thin.
They start to bubble up when they're ready to turn over.
I usually just pick it up with my fingers and flip it. Of course a tongs would work too.
That's it. The boys eat them as fast as I can make them. They also reheat (30 sec in the microwave) great the next day. Great with lettuce, spinach, olive oil, and a dash of real basalmic vinegar. Yum. Once you have homemade it's hard to go back.