- a thin, round, unleavened bread prepared from cornmeal or sometimes wheat flour, baked on a flat plate of iron, earthenware, or the like.
Origin of tortilla
Examples from the Web for tortilla
Rodrigo de la Calle is the rare Spanish chef content to trade in his tortilla española for more creative gastronomical adventures.Rodrigo de la Calle Is Spain’s Vegetable Whisperer
March 19, 2014
To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.
To assemble taco place crème fraiche, salsa, chicken, and plantains in a tortilla.
Maybe a bowl of tortilla soup to go with your steak, or some bacon-cheddar potato wedges to start?30 Deadliest Meals of 2010
The Daily Beast
December 14, 2010
Not all tapas need to be served warm, and Tortilla Española is proof.What to Eat: Tapas
February 23, 2010
The tortilla is said to be the most nutritious of all foods prepared from maize.On the Mexican Highlands
William Seymour Edwards
A few beans, a tortilla, is all the food they have, and often not even that.The Ancient Cities of the New World
If you could not manage with the tortilla, you were excused for using your fingers.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
They flung him a tortilla or two, and he had plenty of water, but what he wanted most was rest.The Texan Star
Joseph A. Altsheler
The tortilla is then patted out into the form of a thin pancake and baked in an earthenware dish, or casuela.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
- Mexican cookery a kind of thin pancake made from corn meal and cooked on a hot griddle until dry
Word Origin and History for tortilla
1690s, from American Spanish tortilla, from Spanish, "a tart," literally "a little cake," diminutive of torta "cake," from Late Latin torta "flat cake" (see torte).