Homemade Tortilla Chips

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!

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Homemade Tortilla Chips

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

Ingredients

  • corn tortillas
  • oil (spray or regular)
  • salt

Directions

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).

Brush Tortilla Lightly with Oil

Brush Tortilla Lightly with Oil

Spray Tortilla with Oil Spray

Spray Tortilla with Oil Spray

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)

Cut Tortilla into Six

Cut Tortilla into Six

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.

Chips Ready for the Oven

Chips Ready for the Oven

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!

Chips & Salsa Ingredients

Chips & Salsa Ingredients

22 thoughts on “Homemade Tortilla Chips

  1. Karis

    It would be wonderful if google worked that way, I’d be able to find so many more things! I’ve never attempted homemade tortilla chips, but this post has inspired me to give it a shot.

  2. Kathy

    I never think of making homemade tortilla chips, but you have reminded me how easy it is. Will have to do this soon because we have lots of tomatoes in the garden for salsa and pico di gallo for the chips.

  3. Balvinder

    I make corn chips all the time and even serve with fruit dessert. If you want to give a slight spicy taste to your chips sprinkle some garam masala over them and eat it with aam ras (mango desert). it is delicious.

  4. Louise

    Well, well, look at you!!! You made your very own Homemade Tortilla Chips and they look just perfect!!!

    Sounds like my misplaced Artisan Beer Cheese Fondue recipe, oh wait, that was on your site, lol…

    Thanks for sharing, Inger, I may just be able to do this!!!

    1. Inger Wilkerson

      Interestingly I just tried these with a different corn tortilla. They seemed to be more flour-like and didn’t work anywhere near as well as the original tortillas I used. So keep that in mind if you give these a try and good luck.

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