Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 17 - Tortilla Chips

This past week I had a few people over and we had a dip party. We made pico, queso, and guacamole. We also decided to make chips! Okay, I got distracted at the party and we made charcoal, I made chips today. Here's the secret Tostitos does not want me to share. This. Recipe. Is. So. Easy! Seriously I am not even giving you amounts. It's that fool proof. As long as you can read a clock. Which I apparently can not do...

Tortilla Chips 2 Ways

Oven Method
Buy your favorite corn tortillas or make your own with an instant masa mix following the provided instructions. Preheat oven to 425. Cut the tortillas into triangles or strips. Lay them in one layer on a baking sheet. Lightly brush with olive oil on both sides. Lightly salt (or use cinnamon sugar, yum!). Bake at 425 for 8-10min until golden and crisp.

Fry Method
Again use your favorite or home made corn tortilla and cut them into the desired shape. Preheat your oil to 375. Carefully put 4 or 5 chips into the oil and fry for about a minute. Place on a paper towel to drain and immediately salt or season as desired.

What did I tell you? Easy! The strips on the left are the baked chips, the triangles on the right are fried. The fried ones are more like the chips you will get out of the bag but the oven chips are delicious and crispy as well.

I will never buy a bag of chips again, well that may be a slight exaggeration but I do love them fresh!

Happy eating,

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