How to Make Crunchy Tortilla Chips at Home

Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips

Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips

I hesitate to call these “homemade” tortilla chips, because I purchased the tortillas themselves.  I still feel good about baking them at home.  We’ve done them a few times, and they turn out super tasty and aren’t full of preservatives! Editor’s Note: You could take this idea a step further and make homemade corn tortillas, and then make them into these chips. YUM. As a side note, we make homemade flour tortillas every time we have tacos instead of buying them. The taste difference is SO worth it – they are so much fresher with such a wonderful flavor. This is the exact recipe we use, and I highly recommend it!

What You Need to Make Fresh Tortilla Chips at Home

  • Corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
Baked Tortilla Chip Ingredients

Baked Tortilla Chip Ingredients

Along with the ingredients, you’ll need a baking sheet and a pizza cutter, though a knife will work just as well.

Lightly brush oil onto both sides of the tortillas, stack them and cut into eighths. You could also use a cooking spray to coat the tortillas with oil.

Lightly brush oil onto both sides of the tortillas, stack them and cut into eighths.

Cut up the tortillas into six or eight wedges.

Lay tortilla wedges out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Lay tortilla wedges out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt.

A little kitchen helper is always handy to have around.

Bake the tortilla chips at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Bake the tortilla chips at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Here’s your “homemade” tortilla chips!

For a yummy kid-friendly treat, make these with our watermelon salsa recipe – a surprisingly not-too-sweet salsa that tastes wonderfully light, fresh and delish.

 

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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