Tortilla de Queso is a staple in Costa Rica for breakfast or coffee time. These are not the regular tortillas that you eat with tacos; in these ones we add cheese to the dough. You can eat it by themselves or with a bit of sour cream on top. They are a filling breakfast option and gluten free!
I have to confess how intimidated I was to make my own corn tortillas. I grow up seeing my mom, grandma and aunts doing it, but yet for some weird reason I felt they were hard to make. Well, that changed as soon as I made them. I was surprised how simple it was. Was it really that easy? Yes, it was. And I didn't even have a tortilla maker, I made it with my hands and a plastic bag!!!
Here in Costa Rica, there are many kinds of corn flours in the market. I like to use one called Juana, and that is the one I used for this recipe. Other brands may need a little bit more or less milk to get the right consistency. Try it and let me know what you think.
Gluten free, easy to make and delicious!
Tortillas de queso
Serving size: 6 tortillas
1 1/2 cup corn flour
1 1/2 cup grated cheese*
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp salt
* I use a creamy cheese called queso cremoso, you can also use any white cheese, that has a strong taste.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together using your hands and knead briefly. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and round the pieces into balls; roll into a round about 8" in diameter. I use a plastic food bag, to roll the dough into a round tortilla. Fry the tortillas in a lightly greased pan for about 2 minutes on each side (like making pancakes).
Serve hot with a little bit of sour cream.
Hi I'm Meli and I love food, I love cooking, I love eating, I love traveling and I love Costa Rica. I want to share a little bit of my culture through my food