Tortilla Chips

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These are so simple to make — and so much better than store bought. Recently, I purchased three dozen tortillas for about $1.50. This makes the equivalent of about 2-3 bags of tortilla chips, making this a very frugal, delicious snack.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Homemade tortilla chips, fresh from the fryer, are a delight. You'll wonder why you ever bother buying the bagged variety.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chips, corn chips, taco chips, tortilla chips
Servings: 72 chips
Calories: 9 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  1. In a deep fryer or large pot, pour in oil to a depth of at least one inch. Heat this to 375 degrees.
  2. While the oil is heating, cut the corn tortillas into sixths. Place a metal cooling rack over a flattened paper bag or bed of paper toweling to catch dripping oil.
  3. In batches, fry the tortillas until crisp, about a minute per batch, turning once. Transfer the cooked chips to the prepared rack to drain.
  4. Sprinkle the chips with salt according to your taste and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values do not include oil absorbed during frying process.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 9 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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