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
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.
Lay tortilla wedges out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt.
Bake the tortilla chips at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
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.