Recently, someone brought up the list of after school snacks in 3191Q Issue No. 7 and asked about the homemade tortilla chips I mentioned, so I thought I’d share how we make them here. They are really quite simple to make and both much healthier and more economical than the deep-fried varieties. Plus, with tomatoes and peppers ripening, it’s salsa time!
You can make just a few chips or enough for a fiesta. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Gather as many corn tortillas as you’d like. Brush each tortilla with oil (I use olive oil) on both sides to cover then stack and cut them in wedges as you would a pie.
Spread the wedges out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. It is important that they are not crowded or overlapping. Squeeze a generous amount of lime over the top and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crisp. I find these chips don’t store particularly well, so we make them in small batches.
On a hot summer night, chips and salsa counts as dinner, right?