In northern Argentina, with the arrival of cold or rainy days, the popular Tortilla Santiagueña Recipe are prepared in homes, which are nothing other than grilled tortillas . They bear this name because they were created in the province of Santiago del Estero. It is a simple and delicious tortilla whose dough is a mixture of flour, butter or fat, water and salt.
Originally, they are cooked on the grill, since the embers give it a special taste. However, nowadays, for convenience or speed, they are also cooked well on a griddle or in the oven.
The recipe for tortillas from Santiago was expanding throughout Argentina and in different countries. Being so rich, it is not exclusive to cold or rainy days …, but it is mandatory! Guruwalik presents the steps to follow so that you can enjoy these delicious grilled, grilled or baked tortillas for a snack, breakfast or whenever you like. Keep reading and discover with us how to make an Argentine tortilla from Santiago .
Ingredients to make Tortilla Santiago:
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour (70 grams)
- ½ cup self-rising or pastry flour
- 1 glass of lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2½ tablespoons butter or fat
How to make Tortilla from Santiago:
Step NO 1
Place the flour and the melted fat or butter in a bowl and mix with a spoon. Then, add the warm water and salt while continuing to mix. There should be a dough that is not very sticky. If it is not compact, you can add more flour.
Tip: to make the santiagueña omelette with pork rinds, you must melt the fat until you get fried pieces that you will have to chop later.
Step NO 2
Knead very well until the dough of the tortilla from Santiago is soft and smooth. Roll into a ball and put it in the fridge for about 1 hour .
Step NO 3
The original Santiago tortilla recipe indicates that it should be done on the grill, but if you don’t have one, don’t be discouraged, you can do it on the grill or steak and you will get the same and delicious result. Doing it in any of the 3 ways, you must heat before where you will cook. Now, stretch the dough and shape it . Place it directly on the griddle or grill to cook it.
Step NO 4
Cook over low heat first on one side and then the other. In this way, you avoid it being raw inside and you get it to cook evenly. Cook time is 5-10 minutes.
Tip: you can also cook the santigueña tortilla in the oven by placing it on a floured tray and pricking it with a fork. The approximate cooking time is 30-40 minutes at 180ºC.
Step NO 5
When the homemade tortilla from Santiago is golden brown on both sides, it will be ready. Enjoy it with some rich mates. Other perfect recipes for these days are:
- Fat horns
- Friar Balls
- Fat biscuits
If you liked the Tortilla Santiago recipe , we suggest you enter our Tortilla Recipes category . You can also visit a selection of the best Argentine recipes .