Easy Tortilla Chips Recipe
The question is baked or fried when choosing an easy tortilla chips recipe. For the health and weight conscious, the baked tortilla chips recipe cuts out a lot of dietary fat. However, when making tortilla chips for a football party, the deep fried tortilla chips recipe will be a crowd pleaser.
To make tortilla chips, you will need:
- 12 – 6 inch corn tortillas (yellow or white)
- Vegetable oil
- Fine Salt (sea salt or Kosher)
- Baking sheet or deep fat fryer
Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Oil Tortillas. Brush vegetable oil lightly on both sides of the tortillas.
- Cut into chips. Stack the oiled tortillas one on top of the other. Use a sharp knife to cut the stack of tortillas into six even wedges to make chips. Spread the chips out evenly on the baking sheet but do not overlap the chips. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Bake. Bake for 6 minutes then rotate the baking sheet and bake for another 6 to 9 minutes until the chips are crisp and golden in color. Yields 96 chips. Serve warm.
Fried Tortilla Chips Recipe
- Preheat oil. Heat the oil in the deep fryer to 360 degrees.
- Cut tortillas. Stack 4 tortillas one on top of the other. Use a sharp knife to cut the stack of tortillas into six even wedges. Repeat until all the tortillas are cut. Separate each chip so none are stuck together.
- Cook the chips. Depending on the size of the cooker, put 8 to 12 chips in the hot oil. Drop the chips gently to avoid splashing hot oil using a large spoon or tongs. Use tongs to separate the chips as they cook. The chips cook quickly and should be removed when they appear golden brown.
- Drain and salt. Remove the chips from the fryer and place them on a plate covered with paper towels. Salt the chips lightly then place in a serving dish or bowl. Repeat until all the chips are cooked. Serve with your favorite dip. Yields 96 chips.
Tips: If you don’t have a deep fryer the chips can be fried in a deep skillet using about an inch of oil. When using a skillet with a handle always turn the handle toward the back of the stove to prevent accidents like catching a sleeve on the handle and pulling the skillet from the stove. Hot grease splatters and can cause severe burns. Use a splatter screen when frying.