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Blue Corn Tortillas

posted Sep 30, 2012, 6:54 PM by MandM Finnefrock
We harvested some of our Hopi Blue corn.  Then we researched how to dry it.  For those andropogoneae zea mays specialists we know this sounds backwards, but we were impatient. After those critters made out with our last batch of ripened corn we stopped trusting nature.  For those readers who, like us, are not andropogoneae zea mays experts, it turns out you let corn dry on the stalk.  It is less work; aforementioned critters, nature, impatient, backwards.  Instead we shucked, blanched and baked the ears on the lowest temp setting.  Then we waited. After waiting, we waited.  It took about 18 hours of oven time before the ears were dry.  Finally, we popped the kernels off. 

So what to do? What to do?  We recently came into possession of a grain grinder. Yes, of course it's for beer, why else would we have it?  So, we ground and sifted the kernals into corn meal and made tortillas. Have a better idea? Let us know!!