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How to Make Homemade Crispy Tortilla Chips - Recipe
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How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips - Recipe

Make your own crispy homemade tortilla chips at home with this recipe. All you need is a bit of oil, corn tortillas, and salt. They're so much better when you make them on your own.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tortillas
Servings: 2
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup canola oil or other neutral oil (Use on 1 tablespoon oil for baked tortilla chips)
  • Salt

Instructions

FOR FRIED TORTILLA CHIPS

  • Add the canola oil to a wide pot and heat to medium (should measure 350 degrees F). Do not let it boil or smoke. You know it’s ready when you add a crumb of tortilla and it sizzles up.
  • Slice the tortillas into 6 wedges and fry them in the oil in batches a couple minutes per side, flipping here and there with tongs, until they begin to slightly brown.
  • Remove and drain them on a paper towel lined plate. Dash them with salt while they are hot.

FOR BAKES TORTILLA CHIPS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice the tortillas into 6 wedges and layer them on a baking sheet. Brush them with the oil.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Flip and generously salt them down. Bake another 5-10 minutes, until they begin to brown nicely.
  • Remove, cool a bit, and blast them once more with salt. Enjoy.

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Notes

Calories estimated for baked tortilla chips with 1 tablespoon oil. Baked chips are significantly lower in calories. Fried tortilla chips will be higher in calories, depending on the oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg