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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baked Tortilla Chips



Not long ago I realized that some of the foods we eat the most are least likely to end up here in the form of a recipe. They just don't really seem blog-worthy to me. I guess because they are just quick dishes that I've created and adapted along the way.

When my friend Sara recently shared that her son had made corn tortillas, I realized that corn chips was one of those recipes I never shared. I keep a jumbo bag of corn tortillas in the fridge at all times, and if we want chips, we heat the oven. They are baked, which makes them healthy, and by buying a bag of tortillas in bulk (Giant Eagle sells a bag of store-brand quality tortillas in the dairy section for about $3.49 per 84 tortillas -- X four chips per tortilla -- that's a lot of chips for $3.49), they are very budget-friendly. And because they are homemade, we don't waste any.

Baked Corn Chips

corn tortillas
canola oil spray (or today I would use a healthier option like grapeseed oil)

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut each tortilla in four or five triangles (quarters is easiest, but sometimes little mouths have trouble with them cut so big). Place on a cookie sheet and spray top side only with canola oil. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden brown. Salt immediately, and enjoy.



Deborah said...

My head is reeling at that price. EIGHTY-FOUR TORTILLAS!!!!!! We get 8 tortilla's for just over three euro, or $5-ish. :| I've resorted to just making my own! Haven't tried chips yet tho, these look easy and delicious! :)

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

We like to bake flour tortillas with cinnamon sugar to serve with fruit salsa but I have never tried baking corn tortillas. Thanks for sharing!!!

Beth F said...

Thanks for the reminder. I saved two tortillas just for this purpose! They are baking right now, yum.

Barb, sfo said...

Really? It's that easy? We're trying this!

Linda said...

Thanks for the reminder. I've done this numerous times (although often burnt them as well). How ever I've got into the habit of buying pre-made from the grocery store over the past few months, more so out of laziness I think.