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Make Your Own Low Carb Tortilla Chips!
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I like low carb diets, and I make a lot of my own low carb recipes. One that I really enjoy is for low carb tortilla chips. I like tortilla chips, but regular tortilla chips are super high in carbs, so I try to avoid them. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any tasty low carb tortilla chips made commercially, so I decided I’d just have to make my own! I begin with tortillas that are low in carbs and high in fiber.
I’ve used several different brands of low carb tortillas in my low carb recipes, but be careful when you’re purchasing tortillas that are labeled as “low carb.” Some of the products aren’t very low carb at all. I like to use the Xtreme Wellness low carb tortillas from Walmart, along with the La Tortilla Factory low carb tortillas from Amazon. The Extreme Wellness tortillas have five net carbs each, while the La Tortilla Factory tortillas each have three net carbs. Both brands of low carb tortillas can usually be found in different flavors. I’ve never tried the Tumaro low carb tortillas from Amazon, but I’ve heard good things about them. You can easily get eight nice chips from one of the La Tortilla Factory low carb tortillas, which is a good serving size. That means you’ll get a serving of low carb tortilla chips for just three grams of carbohydrates.
I use my kitchen scissors to make the chips, cutting the tortillas into triangle shapes. I fill a Dutch oven with about two inches of vegetable oil and heat the oil over medium high heat until it’s good and hot. When the oil is ready, I place a handful of the cut tortillas in the hot oil. I’ve found that the chips will get crisper if I don’t crowd them during the frying process. The tortilla chips take only a few minutes to cook. When they’re golden brown and crunchy, I remove them from the oil and drain them on several layers of paper towels.
While the tortilla chips are still hot, I sprinkle them with seasonings. I like to use Lawry’s garlic salt, but you might also like to use black pepper, red pepper, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, or chipotle powder.
These homemade tortilla chips are great with my other low carb recipes like hongos con queso, guacamole, and roasted red pepper dip. Believe it or not, when we visit our favorite Mexican restaurant, I take my own low carb tortilla chips with me!