Essential Tools to Make Mexican Dishes
When it comes to Mexican cooking there are a handful of tools I can’t live without. In this video I share some of my favorites.
Blender – did you know the blender is the number one used appliance in any home kitchen? I use mine all the time to make salsas and sauces, the base of Mexican cooking, so in my opinion it’s important to invest in a good one.
Comal – my cast iron griddle has a permanent home on my stovetop. I use it to warm up tortillas, make quesadillas, and to roast chiles and veggies. You can use a heavy bottomed sauté pan, but there is no real substitute for the quality that a cast iron griddle brings, and this is a great inexpensive investment for any kitchen.
Rolling pin – This is my grandma’s rolling pin that I inherited. I love that it’s small and it’s great for rolling flour tortillas or dough to make empanadas. You do not use a tortilla press to make flour tortillas, so a rolling pin is essential. If you don’t have one, you can actually use a clean wine bottle, but this is another inexpensive tool that’s great to have at home.
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