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Plantain Tortillas

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Hi friends! I have been out of the blogging game for a little while here and have been slacking on running final tests on recipes to post for you. My in laws are spoiling us and we have not been cooking as much lately, as they have been preparing amazing meals each day. I love to watch my mother in law cook, she knows exactly how much of everything to use and never measures or times anything. It is always just perfect. I can definitely see where Roy gets his cooking skills from! It has been so nice to have them here with us, I am still working on a way to convince them to stay forever, I will let you know how it works out… In the meantime, here is a recipe for a gluten free tortilla that holds together and tastes great! I see a lot of recipes for plantain tortilla shells that are using only plantain and I wanted to create something that was a little more like a corn tortilla or “real” tortilla but still utilized the amazing properties of plantains. If you do not handle grains or eggs well I would recommend that you try out another recipe for plantain tortillas that omit these ingredients.

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A versatile, delicious and pliable shell for any yummies you can imagine-my favorite thing to fill these with is carne asada and veggies!
Plantain Tortillas
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings
10 people
Ingredients
  • 2 large green or slightly yellow plantains (not black/overripe)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium or 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • coconut oil for greasing baking sheet
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings
10 people
Ingredients
  • 2 large green or slightly yellow plantains (not black/overripe)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium or 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • coconut oil for greasing baking sheet
Plantain Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in high powered blender until fully combined
  2. Spread in very thin 5" circles onto liberally oiled baking sheet, use about 1 tbsp oil per batch, leave at least 1" between each tortilla
  3. Bake at 425 for 6 min
  4. Use a very thin flat metal spatula to remove, you may have to scrape gently to remove them, they may stick a little
  5. Flip and bake additional 2 min if you want them crispy
  6. Serve with desired fillings

I have not yet found a gluten free and nut free tortilla that actually holds together in the exact way with the exact flavor that I like, so I created a recipe for it. In case you don’t know, I love tacos. Like a lot. Tacos of any kind, chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, you name it-I probably love it. These taco shells would be delicious with any type of taco filling, including the above mentioned suggestions. Our 5 year old likes them as a quesadilla, with plain cheese and salsa to dip. I like them with beef like our Instant Pot Carne Asada, salsa, avocado and cheese. For my vegetarian friends, try beans and rice as the main filling! I have not yet tried any vegan egg substitutes with this recipe so do share your trials if you choose to experiment in that regard! I have tried this with yellow, white and blue cornmeal and have found the results to be the same. I have used yellow or green plantains, the only difference is that when using the yellow ones the tortillas were a little sweeter (our favorite) but they also did stick a little to the baking sheet.

We use the Vitamix and a heavily greased plain metal baking sheet. I am sure that any blender would work as well and a non-stick baking sheet might work better, we have not tried this. Make sure to liberally oil your baking sheet to minimize sticking!

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