Tortillas are considerably easier than tamales! I had made them before out of dried corn, but this time my friend Cedo and I made them out of fresh corn.
It’s pretty simple, really. Again, buy some corn on the cob, cut it off the cob, and run it through the grinder. Then add egg and salt to taste, and fry them up like pancakes. You can also add queso blanco, the mild white cheese that comes in rounds. With these also, I like the dried corn but I think the fresh corn is even better!
She makes great empanadas, so next she is going to teach me how to make them. It’s so great to have a Panamanian friend who knows how to make all the Panamanian food.