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May 18, 2010 02:43 PM

Fresh Ground Masa Por Favor?

Anyone know if there's a place in the Philly area where you can buy freshly ground masa? Gracias!

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  1. I would be interested as well - what comes to mind is to check at the tortilleria (spelling?) on 9th St at Carpenter. Since they make wonderful fresh (hot) corn tortillas and chips they might have or know where you could get fresh ground masa

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    1. re: Bigley9

      They sell it at the tortilleria in Norristown (on Chain Street--?-- just off of Marshall)

      1. re: pschneider

        Ohhh, good to know. Any idea on how much it costs?

        1. re: isadorasmama

          Cheap, can't remember how much, something like $2 a lb or less. I don't think that they are soaking and grinding the corn but instead adding water to masa harina from the bag but I can't remember for sure.The folks on 9th st. told me that's how they make theirs which is kind of disappointing,I guess grinding their own is too big a deal at this point. The tortillas are good though.

          1. re: missclaudy

            Any advice for storing the fresh tortillas from the 9th street Tortilleria? It's a pretty big package.

            1. re: Hansel

              I am trying to freeze them but I haven't gotten to defrost yet. I figure they are so inexpensive that if I lose half of them I am still ahead of the game. I have also made baked "chips" with extras - brush with neutral oil and season if you'd like (although I can also just get the chips from there as well!)

              1. re: Hansel

                I freeze them in packs of 10, they defrost fine in the microwave.

              2. re: missclaudy

                I am keeping my ear to the ground for a local source of fresh masa from freshly ground corn. I can mix water with masa harina in 60 seconds. I don't know why you would need to buy that. The closest source I've found is Brooklyn:

                1. re: asmith

                  Yes, Buckethead, thanks for the advice! I have some in the freezer right now. And the baked chips idea is a good one, too.