Combine the all-purpose flour, olive oil and salt in a bowl. Pour in the boiling water.
Stir with a rubber spatula. Once it's cool enough to handle with your hands, bring the dough together and knead it on a working surface.
Once the dough becomes smooth, wrap it with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll them out as thinly as possible.
Heat a skillet without any oil, and pan-fry both sides of the dough over medium heat. Please note that if you cook over low heat, they will turn out crunchy and hard.
Serve them on the dinner table along with your favorite fillings. Wrap them up and enjoy.
These tortillas have parsley in them. To make two types from the original recipe, knead the dough first, divide the dough into two equal portions, then add 2 teaspoons of parsley to one portion of the dough.
Smaller sized tortillas are great also.
Wrap some feta cheese, tomatoes, and spinach.
Wrap some chili beans and vegetables.
You can enjoy them with a variety of fillings.
Wraps (Bake the filled tortillas in the oven) (Recipe ID: 697093)
Serve them up with falafel (chickpea croquettes Recipe ID: 762454)
Or, with some Turkish eggplant salad (Recipe ID: 818470)
They also go perfectly with simmered dishes.
Serve them on an elegant appetizer plate.
They are perfect for parties, too. Prepare many different kinds of fillings.
Wrap the ingredients and enjoy.
Have a tortilla party with homemade taco meat and salsa sauce.
Wrap whatever you like.
Make small tortillas and turn them into finger food.
I prepared tortillas with herbs kneaded into the dough, then wrapped up tuna and corn salad and had them for brunch.
Here's an appetizer with Turkish hummus and (Recipe ID: 593749) gruene sosse.
These pretty yellow tortillas are made by substituting half the flour with cornmeal.
Story Behind this Recipe
I like tortillas, but store-bought tortillas are too floury and so expensive if you buy them at a specialty store! So, I tried making them myself. Since I discovered that they can be made easily, I have been making my own.
How thin you make them is your preference, but I think they are better thin. Be careful not to burn yourself when you are using boiling water. Also see a Turkish version of tortillas (these are made in the oven) (Recipe ID: 596999). The tortillas with yeast: (Recipe ID: 595758).