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Homemade Tortilla Chips

Updated on February 16, 2015

Tortilla Chips ... Delicious Cruchy Fun

Did you know that It is SO EASY to make delicious Homemade Tortilla Chips in your very own home. Yes, that is correct in under 15 minutes you will be sitting down and enjoying some pretty tasty tortilla chips.

Did you ever wonder how those restaurants make those delicious tortilla chips? Well I am going to show you exactly how easy this is. And they are so much better than store bought tortilla chips. Our restaurant makes approximately 100 gallons a day of these crunchy chips which we use for a wide variety of menu items. They are delicious and the secret is actually in the dusting spice we use to coats our chips.

There are many variations to making homemade chips and the one thing I must warn you about is that the kind which are made in all restaurants are the deep fried variety. Deep frying is an option, however if you are looking for a healthier alternative and easier, than baking them is your answer. Don't worry they will still taste fabulous.

I prefer baking to deep frying for the obvious health related reasons, but the best part is the ease. And yes, I am always looking for the shortcut.

And last but not least, don't forget to wash down your homemade tortilla chips with a refreshing Margarita. Cheers!

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A Margarita is the perfect companion for Homemade Tortilla Chips

Sunset Grille's Homemade Tortilla Chips
Sunset Grille's Homemade Tortilla Chips | Source

Chip-and-Dip Server - by Signature Housewares

Beautiful chip and dip server which will make your appetizer really shine. From the Sorrento entertaining collection and is the serving piece you will find yourself reaching for time and time again.

Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Chip-and-Dip Server, Burgundy/Gold Antiqued Finish
Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Chip-and-Dip Server, Burgundy/Gold Antiqued Finish

Made from durable stoneware, this lovely Burgundy/Gold color combination which will enhance almost any decor. The multi level chips and salsa serving is ideal for small spaces and safe for use in microwave and dishwasher.

 
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min

Homemade Tortilla Chips

  • White Corn Tortillas
  • Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil Spray
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. 2. Brush or Spray the tortillas with oil. Turn over and brush or spray the other side.
  3. 3. Cut corn tortilla in wedges or triangles and place on a baking sheet in a single layer, do not overlap the chips.
  4. 4. Sprinkle with salt and/or my special Tortilla Chip Dusting Spice (recipe listed below) to taste.
  5. 3. Bake in the oven for approximately 9 minutes. Bake until chips are golden brown.
  6. 4. Allow the Tortilla Chips to cool. Serve them with fresh salsa, or guacamole and of course a Margarita.
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Mortar and Pestle
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Tortilla Chip Dusting Spice

Here is what you will need to add some zip to your baked Tortilla Chips.

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1 tablespoon ground flax-seed

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Add these ingredients to a large zip lock baggie. Add some of the freshly cut and oiled tortilla wedges to the bag and shake to coat.

Arrange your tortilla on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake.

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Let the Party Begin

You will need the perfect display for your delicious homemade tortilla chips. Here are a few ideas.

Authentic Mexican Molcajete

RSVP Authetic Mexican Molcajete
RSVP Authetic Mexican Molcajete

Traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle

Carved of natural volcanic stone

Perfect for authentic moles, salsas and fresh guacamole

 

Mortar and Pestle

Here is the tool you need to really make flavors come alive. Use to grind and crush all types of herbs and spices.

RSVP Gorgeous Grey Marble Mortar & Pestle
RSVP Gorgeous Grey Marble Mortar & Pestle

Best selling model! This mortar and pestle is a matte gray marble with a non-skid base will be a wonderful addition to your kitchen to last for years and years.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I certainly hope you will give homemade tortilla chips a try.

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      Clairissa 3 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @julieannbrady: It is so much easier to buy them. :) But a nice touch to make your own.

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Hey there -- yes indeed I am ready to give these a try -- I never thought about making my own!