Tortilla Perfection: Pancake Style


#1

I recently switched from Hackerschool Soylent to People Chow 3.0.1:

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/people-chow-301-tortilla-perfection

At first I was disappointed that the Masa I found didn’t dissolve at all. It was super gritty to drink. Disgusting, actually. But I found a delicious work around. I had been pondering the idea of splitting a soylent recipe into two complementary and differently tasting components that would complement eachother. This seemed like a good opportunity to do that.

First I mixed the Masa, salt, and oil in a bowl, and stirred in water until it was pretty soupy (3.5 cups I think, but I wasn’t measuring exactly). I heated up a pan and made pancake/tortilla type things. It came out to ten pancakes exactly, which works great. Then I mixed the rest of the ingredients, which come out to 92 grams exactly.

I was a little worried about the flavor of the remaining ingredients. I had eaten two of the ten pancakes so I put 1/5 of the powder in a jar and mixed it with a bit more than a cup of water.

The taste was incredible. It was almost… citrusy. It offset the oily corn/potato flavor of the pancakes perfectly.

Anyway, I declared the day’s experiment a success. Not sure if anybody has tried this exact approach before, but I recommend you try it, at least once in a while to add some variety.

Thanks for reading.


#2

Does cooking it have any effect on the nutrients?


#3

I’m only cooking the tortilla flour (which is pretty much intended to be cooked), the oil, and the salt. I doubt there’s much affect.

I’d be more worried about the protein, but that is in the beverage.


#4

Ohhh, I thought you were mixing it ALL up and cooking it.

Props to being creative btw! We need people pushing the envelope and trying things that might not work :wink:


#5

People have said that soaking the masa for a while will help the grit. It doesn’t dissolve like wheat flour does.


#6

Soylent RED, a variation of People Chow last updated in Feb did something similar but with the addition of hotsauce to the “pancakes”. It is a good idea and i think i remember one other version like this as well.

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/soylent-red-tasty-variant-to-people-chow-301-tortilla-perfection-please-read-the-notes-for-preparation-instructions