- CKD non-dialysis
- Lower Protein
- 6 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening, softened
- 2-1/4 cups warm water
- In large bowl mix flour and salt together.
- Add softened shortening and two cups of warm water.
- Begin mixing by hand, squeezing flour and shortening through fingers or mix with a spoon and knife, crisscrossing through flour and shortening.
- Form masa (dough) into a large ball. Remove clinging flour from sides of bowl by rolling masa around bowl. Add remaining 1/4-cup warm water if masa is too dry.
- Turn masa onto board or tabletop and knead for one minute into a smooth ball. Cover with the bowl or a towel for at least five minutes and allow to rest.
- Begin heating cast iron griddle or heavy skillet to medium-high temperature.
- Pinch off a piece of masa and form into a 2-inch round ball, turning edges of masa under and in. Set each ball aside. Tops will feel dry to touch.
- Sprinkle flour lightly over masa and board or table top. Using a rolling pin, roll masa into a round tortilla approximately 6 to 7-inches in diameter.
- Toss and turn tortilla between hands until smooth.
- Test a small piece of masa on heated griddle or skillet; it should begin browning within a few seconds if oil is hot enough.
- Cook each tortilla until lightly browned on both sides, turning frequently to prevent burning. Use a spatula or tongs to turn tortillas.
- Stack tortillas after cooking. Cool before storing.
- Cover tortillas with paper towel and store in airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator.
- If available, use a tortilla press instead of rolling the dough out.
- Homemade flour tortillas are much lower in sodium than most store-bought tortillas because there is no baking powder added.
- Most shortenings have been reformulated to remove all or most trans-fats. Avoid products that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil as this is a source of trans-fats.
Submitted by: DaVita dietitian Kara from Arizona.
Nutrients per serving
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 22 mg
Phosphorus 23 mg
Calcium 3 mg
Fiber 0.5 g
Added Sugar 0 g
Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices
- 1 starch
- 1 fat
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