This is such an easy way to make your own tortilla chips with store bought corn tortillas. There is just something special about serving warm chips with homemade salsa…your guests are going to love these! (Super Bowl is coming up ya know!)
The first step in making anything fried is to make sure you have the right oil:
Frying Oil 101
I recommend using an oil that has a high “smoke point” — the temperature to which it can be heated without smoking. When an oil smokes-watch out, it is ready to burn! (not so tasty!) Here are some easy tips:
Good Oils for Frying at High Heat: Safflower, Sunflower, Peanut, Soy Oils, Vegetable , Canola , Refined Almond, Avacado, Cottonseed.
Not So Good Oils for Frying at High Heat: Butter, Margarine, Olive Oil
The second step is deciding what to fry your recipe in! I use a Wok…yes, just a Wok! It works great. You can also use a “Fry Daddy” or a regular deep frying pan. Chances are you already have something in your cupboards you can use for frying!
Start off with store bought (or homemade!) corn tortillas. I stack about 10. Use a pizza cutter to cut a cross in the center.
Place tortilla triangles into hot oil. I used a wok and peanut oil- my burner was on the highest it could go. It only takes about 2 mins to cook until lightly golden. Keep a watch!
With a slotted spoon take the chips out of the wok and place on a plate covered with 2 paper towels. Let drain/cool for about 2 more mins before serving.
Serve with Homemade Salsa!
(Photo Credit: Food Network)
OR top with cheese, beans, beef, jalps, and sour cream and broil in the oven on high heat (5 mins ) for some yummy nachos.
EASY Corn Tortilla Chips!
- 10 Corn Tortillas
- 2 cups Peanut Oil
- Heat oil in wok on high heat
- Stack tortillas
- Slice tortillas with a pizza cutter into a cross
- Then slice into another cross in the opposite direction
- Place chips in wok and fry until golden (takes about 2 mins)
- With a slotted spoon take chips out and let dry on a plate covered with 2 paper towels-season with salt
- Serve warm!
These make great nachos! Just top with shredded cheese, beef, beans, jalps and broil! Add sour cream and salsa. YUM...