I make 'frittatas' for my husband.
Mix the above until smooth
(you can use different veggies if you want, these are just my preference)
Mix veggies and egg mixture and spoon into lined muffin tins
Bake at 400˚F for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
IIRC these come out to about 50 cal per muffin, so you can have a few. They also freeze well, so you can make a bunch all at once.
Heads up - the chickpea flour will smell real gross before it's cooked - don't worry, that's normal! It will smell much better after it's cooked.
You can buy masa dirt cheap on Amazon and corn tortillas are dead simple to make if you don't mind the effort. For the cost of a few packs of tortillas you can have a press and enough masa to last you ages.
For flour tortillas, this one looks pretty legit, and you probably already have all the ingredients. You can replace the shortening/lard with butter or other cooking fats, but be careful about introducing other flavors.
For corn tortillas, you'll need masa harina, which is a specially processed corn flour. Maseca is a good brand. You can just follow the recipe on the bag for good results (just add water!), although I like to add a little butter or shortening, maybe 1 tbsp per cup of masa. I'd refer back to that flour tortilla recipe for tips on rolling, cooking and storage.
Arepas are made with pre-cooked corn meal. If you buy regular corn meal you will not get the tasty goodness pictured here. Use this corn meal.
I used the recipe on the back of this bag. If you zoom into the picture, you should be able to see the recipe.
Your masa must be really good. I posted mine here some time back one guy said that is shit. Lol. I had bought this. It doesn’t even say nixtamalised. Idk
This is what the arepa flour looks like: [link] I have only seen it in african grocery stores here. For masa harina for tortillas spanish amazon is a good bet. [link]
Just FYI, but you can get masa harina here on Amazon Japan (they even do next day delivery). I can't vouch for the taste/quality, but the reviews are great and a few are in English.
Maseca and Quaker are the biggest producers of masa harina. Don't know if that helps any.
Amazon Spain sells it and will deliver it to Portugal. Here is one type, I'd buy a large quantity at a time to get the free shipping. Unfortunately it's very overpriced.
Edit: Here is a 5kg bag which makes more sense to buy at one time imo.
You can probably find someone to make one or maybe if there are any restaurant equipment stores, they might have something? I use a brand called (Maseca)[[link]]
What have you been using to make them flat? I was using a pan to squish it, putting it between two books and sitting on it works too, but I found I also had to use a rolling pin to flatten them a tad more.
I just found this by searching, no experience with this outfit.
Need a few things to get the ball rolling:
A couple pounds of meat. Pork or chicken are common, but whatever is on hand would work.
A bag of dried masa dough. Purists will insist you use fresh, but they can go piss up a rope. Dry masa will get you 90% of the way there flavor-wise, and can be shipped anywhere.
Sauce. A strong red chile sauce is perfect. You can make this at home out of dried peppers, my own personal formulation is a mix of chile guajillo and chile de arbol.
And then the basic steps are:
Boil meat, retain broth.
Mix a couple pounds of masa flour with about a tablespoon of garlic powder, and about a teaspoon of salt. Reconstitute masa with broth.
Soak corn husks in water for about an hour.
Shred boiled meat with a couple of forks, mix in salsa until the meat is moist.
Spread a layer of masa dough on a corn husk, spoon on a bit of meat, and roll.
Steam for about 2 hours.
Yeah, it takes all goddamn day, but you can feed a ton of people and everyone loves them.
From complete scratch requires that you have or can make your own masa. I imagine that you will have trouble laying your hands on the ingredients in your local markets. You can order maseca (dried masa mix) online. With a little effort you can make passable tortillas with the mix. I recommend ordering a tortilla press too. Forming tortillas by hand is an art. You can rig something up but the press is the way to go. Once you've made the tortillas just cut them up and drop them in the fryer until they are crisp and you can have your chips and eat them too. ;)
This is it. I don't only care about the calories (heavy whipping cream is not great for you), but I'm also not obssessive about being healthy.
Haha you don't know the half of it!
Amazon.com Price - $10
Amazon.ca Price - $180
Of course that's just for shits and giggles for the exact same item. I can get a slightly different kind of corn flour, but it still works out to roughly 2x for most items I'm trying to buy. :(
You can buy masa for torillas on German Amazon, but good lord is it expensive!
There is no enriched Maseca. People Chow used to use this stuff which is enriched precooked corn meal. MaxK intended the recipe to use masa though and began to recommend Maseca after realizing that but the nutrition information never got fully updated. Use the masa entry from Cheaperfood. Yes, this means more iron would be helpful. Psyllium husk adds a bit. Cocoa powder, chia, and flax are good options as well.