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1.11.2010

Homemade Tortilla Strips (or chips)

I love making homemade tortilla strips and it's a yummy addition to any mexican dish (I prefer topping a cafe rio salad with them or taco soup recipe) and it's a fun activity to involve the kids in.

Ingredients:
Corn tortillas
Vegetable Oil
Kosher Salt

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400ish degrees.
Step 2: "Paint" corn tortillas-
This is the part that the kids will love! Just pour a small amount of vegetable oil into a bowl, grab your basting brush and let them "paint" both sides of corn tortillas.

Step 3: Cut the tortillas-
I typically cut mine into strips but you could definitely cut them into triangles to make chips instead. I'm sure a pizza cutter or knife could work too but I prefer my kitchen shears.

Step 4: Lay strips on an ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt-
I can usually fit 4-5 cut up tortillas on my cookie sheet.

Step 5: Bake for 5-6 minutes. Flip strips over with a spatula and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes or until preferred crispiness is achieved. I would show you a picture of them all baked up but we ate them too fast!

4 comments:

All in a day's work said...

I'll have to give that a try!

All in a day's work said...

I have some in the oven right now, giving it a whirl!
Thanks for the idea.
My first try, I added pepper though, because we are BIG "Salt and Pepper" chip fans here.

Hoenes Family said...

It's funny that you would post the recipe because I was just thinking of having Cafe Rio Salads this morning!

All in a day's work said...

My daughter and I tried this again today, except we sprinkled Magic "Sugar and Spice" seasoning.(aka sugar and cinnamon)
She absolutely loved it and I have to admit, it was a tasty little treat.