First the confession. I read about making homemade tortilla chips on one of my regular blogs–and I haven’t been able to locate the post. For some silly reason Google can’t find it under “homemade tortilla chips, blogs that Inger reads.” So if you are the source and see this, let me know and I will link back to you!
In any case, if you are tired of paying $3 something for a bag of half broken tortilla chips, give this a try. It is easy, economical and tasty–even my uber-fussy youngest approves.
I use a 99 cent package of corn tortillas from Trader Joe’s which has 12 corn tortillas and makes about the amount that we (4 of us) will eat in a sitting. I don’t know how close my directions are to the original because (as you know) I can’t find it. But I have made this successfully a half dozen times so it is clearly a keeper!
Just in time for the tomato deluge!
Homemade Tortilla Chips
- corn tortillas
- oil (spray or regular)
1. Spray or brush (lightly) both sides of a corn tortilla with oil (I have tested both methods and both work great but if you brush the oil on be careful to do it lightly).
2. Salt one or both sides depending on how big a salt lover you are.
3. Cut each tortilla in 6 pieces (I use a scissors)
4. Spread on baking sheet (a jelly roll pan is great because the chips don’t slide off) and bake at 400 degrees until crisp and the slightest bit brown, about 10 minutes.
Serve with guacamole, salsa or your favorite dip. Or just enjoy.
Last weekend, I canned 9 pints of salsa and there are more tomatoes on the way. Bring on the chips!