2/01/2009

Homemade Tortilla Chips


I got the idea for making my own tortilla chips on Carrie's blog (Carrie in the Kitchen) and again, it was one of those moments when I said to myself "Why haven't I ever done this???" Easy, fresh and much better than store bought, these were just like the good ones at your local Mexican place! I'll definitely be doing this again and next time adding in some homemade salsa!

Tortilla Chips

Inspired by Carrie

Ingredients
  • As many corn tortillas as you would like, I cut each stack into 6 wedges (cutting them like a pizza into equal wedges), you could do 8 wedges if you'd like
  • Salt to sprinkle to taste
  • Enough oil to cover a skillet or pot about 1/2 inch
Directions
Heat oil until very hot...I tested one and if it didn't fry aggressively instantly then I knew I needed to crank up the heat a little more. If the heat is too low, the chips will turn out soggy.
It should only take about 5 seconds per side.

Fry in small batches, flipping after about 5 seconds, let fry another 5 seconds then remove to a plate waiting nearby lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste when still hot and ENJOY!

1 comment:

madebymel said...

The warm, fresh tortilla chips are one the best reasons for going out to a Mexican restaurant! I am seriously craving them now.

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