How to Make Tortilhas: Brazilian Pancakes
Laziness and Cooking
What do you get when you have a lazy person who loves to eat and try new dishes? You get simple and delicious recipes from all over the world! I also love pancakes, so this was an instant hit for me. One fine day, I wanted to try something Brazilian, but I didn't have any 'Brazilian' ingredients, nor the desire to make something extremely complicated. The solution came when I asked my Brazilian friend's mother, "What should I eat today?" She had just prepared a huge plate of tortilhas for her family and was showing them off. I asked her what she put into them, and she named some ingredients I didn't have, but that didn't stop me from trying my hand at tortilhas. My first ever tortilhas were more like a pizza gone wrong; I used tomato paste instead of tomatoes and a very soft cheese and some frozen peppers. However, they still tasted great! The next time I made tortilhas, I used a larger variety of ingredients and came up with an even better recipe variation, which I will share with you today.
The Required Ingredients
Now that I look at this list, none of them are really required. Water can be replaced with milk and different types of flour can be used instead of the one I used.
Just use your imagination and preferences and available ingredients when deciding what to put in the tortilhas!
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 pepper, diced
- 1/2 tomato, diced
- as desired green onion, cut
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- parsley, to taste
- dill, to taste
- salt and pepper, to taste
- some olives, cut
Super Simple Instructions
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Prior to this, cut those that need it. Mix with a spoon. If the consistency is too thick, add more water, if the batter is too liquidy, add more flour.
- Heat up a frying pan on medium heat, add some oil. Use a large spoon or scooper to pour batter onto the frying pan. Make the tortilhas whatever size you want.
- Cook around 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden.
- Eat and enjoy! Bon appétit!
Have you tried something similar to a tortilha before?
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