For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spinach Tortillas

for 8 tortillas

4 C chopped fresh spinach
1 tablespoon water
2+ cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt or garlic salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of pepper or seasoned pepper
1/4 cup oil

1. In a large pan or skillet over medium to medium-low heat, cook spinach in water. Cover, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted and soft. This will probably take about 5 minutes after the pan is hot and the spinach has started to cook. (You can also leave spinach whole with stems and cook down, then blend in blender)
2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder,pepper, and oil. Stir until crumbly.
3. Add the (hot or warm) spinach mixture, including the water left in the pan from cooking. Knead or stir, adding additional flour as needed (may take a cup or more of extra flour) to make a smooth dough. Knead dough for about 5 minutes, which will mix the spinach in better, and give the dough an even consistency.
4. Divide dough into 8 parts with knife.
5. Pre-heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
6. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a thin circle ( don't get flustered if they are not perfect circles... it takes practice and sometimes just plain luck!).
7. Lightly brown tortillas in pre-heated pan for about 5 minutes on each side, just until cooked. A few light brown spots should appear.

I usually start cooking the tortillas while I'm still rolling out the rest of the dough. Stack cooked tortillas on a plate or in a bowl with a clean towel around them, until all are cooked. Serve warm, filled with your favorite fillings! :)

Slightly modified from: tammysrecipes

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