tortilla chips

In munchie on August 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm

you may never buy chips again when you learn how easy and quick it is to make your own. (and probably much healthier, but i’m not sure how to calculate that…)

start with several large flour tortillas – one or two per person, depending on how much you expect you and your guests to eat, is a basic estimate. lightly oil the top of one and salt it, lay another on top, oil and salt, another… you get the picture.


then use a large sharp knife to cut the pile. you can cut them in triangles if you’d like, but i prefer rectangles or strips (with a few curved edges). triangles don’t bake as evenly and get burnt tips. no one likes a burnt tip.

lay them out on a baking sheet.


then into the oven (or toaster oven, i guess) at 350 degrees until toasted (about 20 mins). make sure you keep a close eye on them, and toss or flip or shake the pan when necessary.


when they reach your preferred brown-ness, take them out and serve!


if you want to get really fancy, when you’re making the oil-salt stack, add other flavors. like chili powder (and a squeeze of fresh lime juice when they come out of the oven) or garlic salt or a shake of dried herbes of provence. or maybe cinnamon and sugar, if you want a sweet munchie. munch munch.

  1. This is such a great idea! I love your blog, thanks for sharing.

  2. OMG did you know how much I love Mexican style food?!

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