February 23, 2009

Homemade Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

Last Friday I was craving hot, thick homemade style tortilla chips like you find in many Mexican restaurants. We always have flour tortillas on hand so I grabbed a few, heated some oil and quelled my craving.

Now you can too!

Quick easy, they are amazingly fast to make. You can bake them but I admit I never do because I'm too impatient. If I was to bake them I would spray them with Pam or similar spray and then bake at 400 until crisp and golden.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Flour Tortillas
salt is optional

Heat 1 cup or two of oil in a pan while you lay 2 or 3 tortilla's on top of each other on a cutting board. Slice each round in half, half again and half again to get perfect triangles or just rip the tortillas in half and rip them into bite sized pieces.

When the oil is hot (about 350 but do not over heat or your tortilla will burn instantly) place a few tortillas in the hot oil, fry about 5-7 seconds, flip over and fry another 10 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel covered platter to drain. Sprinkle with salt if you need to but very little as I tried it both ways and I think they are better without salt. Repeat with all and serve with your favorite cheese sauce, guacamole or salsa.

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