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I made the baked version, which I declare the best. Best ever T chips. I had to bake them a bit longer than recommended, but there are lots of variables, plus I saw vividly that the back of my oven is hotter than the front. Thanks!
This turned out perfect!
I saw someone comment below asking, “why would you make these instead of just buying a bag of chips?”
Besides the obviously fact that is a great way to use up leftover corn tortillas…it’s also great in a pinch! I’m pregnant and was craving some tortilla chips and salsa, I grabbed the salsa but when I went to grab chips, all that was left were crumbs! My husband had eaten almost the entire bag, ugh! Don’t you know not to mess with a pregnant women’s snacks!?!?!?
It’s dark, late at night and freezing cold outside, there’s no way I’m going out to grab chips. Luckily I have a ton of corn tortillas…found this recipe and it took me about 15 minutes total to make a batch of chips. My craving has been satisfied and the chips turned out delicious.
So glad I found this recipe!
Has anyone tried to do this with an air fryer?
My kids LOVED it. I wish I had a griddle-surface, so I could do more at one time; I could only fir 7 in each cooking on my cast-iron skillet. Wonder if I could deep-fry these?
Sure, you could easily deep fry these. I just shallow fry them to save oil.
I didn’t know the tortillas had to be dried first, maybe that is why mine weren’t that crispy? Thanks for the tip, will try tonight.
I was just using this Recipe as a school project information website.but after I looked at the reviews, I tried them and LOVED them!
Delicious it worked perfectly the baked chips are better than i thought!
Can I use flour tortillas?
Hi Hannah, I haven’t tried making these with flour tortillas. If you do, please let us know how it goes!
My family loves the flour tortillas cut up into triangles and baked. I spray them with canola spray throw on some salt and they are fantastic with anything.
Very well explained, thank you! I will try this soon.
I followed the recipe exactly! I made some perfectly baked tortilla chips that were very crunchy and had a great taste!
I plan on using my deep fryer that currently has peanut oil in it. Do you think I could use the peanut oil?
Hi Amy, you can use the peanut oil in the fryer as long as the oil isn’t rancid. Smell or taste the oil, if it still smells or tastes good, you can use it!
Thanks for the tip to use the infrared gun! I would have never thought to use that to check oil temp, but it is genius. I was able to easily monitor the temp for perfectly cooked chips with the least amount of oil absorption. I was trying to find a use for a huge jar of pickled jalapenos and I realize I had a huge bag of old corn tortillas (no need to dry them out) and they were perfect for nachos with some refried beans, meatless turkey chile, salsa, and sour cream. Yum, and I didn’t even have to go to the store and buy chips, these were a big step up from most store chips too.
Thank you for sharing!! Just made some!! Perfect!! Made some for salsa dipping. Also made some and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, yum!!
I don’t get it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy the chips? Are you making them from scratch? If not, what is the point? The cost would relatively be the same and the amount of time to do it. It takes no time or effort to buy some masa harina and roll them out yourself.
If you want to make toast, and you happen to have some sliced bread, do you bake bread from scratch just to make toast?
Exactly lol! I have left over tortillas and wanted to know how to make them into chips!
Exactly. I always have tortillas in the house. Last month I threw away a pack that molded. sigh! My husband likes flour, I like corn. This way I can make what we both like. Also, we like them warm. We’ve been buying chips with dinner from our Mexican restaurant. Now when we run out, I can make some. I may buy the huge pack of tortillas now. ;) Thank u.
Here is another reason: I am on a medically prescribed low-iodine diet. I was not able to find any unsalted tortilla chips, and I have no guarantee that the salt used in the preparation of the regular ones has no iodine. But I found unsalted corn tortillas. Now i can make my own chips using non-iodized salt! This has been most useful, and I’m very grateful!!
For that baked version, cost per ounce for corn tortillas today at my national chain store was 7.9 cents per ounce. Baked Scoops were over 40.0 cents per ounce.
Cooking is fun! Sometimes I bake cookies just because I want to bake.
Reason #2 Perhaps this is healthier? If you went out and bought a bag of Tostitos, there would be a lot more salt and preservatives than this.
Maybe someone would just need to get rid of some tortillas before they go bad.
This is true. I’m on low sodium, low cholesterol, low glucose… low everything diet. lol These chips will allow me to know exactly what I’m getting. Like you, I’m a DIY’er. ;)
Hi Elise, thank you so much! We baked our tortillas using shop bought tortilla wraps (herby mediterannean) and your recipe. They turned out delicious, crunchy but not too hard (if that makes sense?) :-) in fact we liked them so much we are making more for my sister as well! Well flavoured them with sea salt and cayenne pepper. John (my partner ♡) sprinkled some paprika on our first batch. Do you have a recipe for homemade corn tortilla wraps? Love your website/blog, keep posting more delicious recipes
Hi, Sandra! So glad you liked the recipe! For corn tortilla wraps, try this recipe: How To Make Corn Tortillas.
I made this with flour tortillas in an oven with 350degree without excess oil and it turns out amazing crunchy not too hard, not chewy but perfect tasty tortillas. Thank you for the recipe.
I followed the fries recipe and it was so easy and delicious. I don’t see myself buying corn tortilla chips in a bag because this is so much cheaper easier and I can regulate the amount of salt. Definitely will be making this regularly.
I went to restaurant and they served flour tortilla chips.thru are easier for me to eat due to bad teeth..do you follow the same recipe for flour tortillas
Hi Sherry, if using flour tortillas, I would cut them into wedges, dip them in melted butter, put them in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes.
Also great with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on them for a sweeter treat!
Hi Ckish, I do the same thing with flour tortillas! Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Crisps: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cinnamon_sugar_flour_tortilla_crisps/
It doesnt matter how deep the oil for frying is, the chips will absorb as much as they need to. So you cant really make chips with less calories by frying it in shallow oil, you are deceiving yourself.
Hi Louise, I couldn’t agree with you more about the calories being the same. My goal in frying in shallow oil is to not waste oil; that’s the only reason.
She never said using less oil was less fattening. She said baking or microwaving were less fattening alternatives. Actually using more oil is better because you don’t have as much trouble with temperature drop. Food absorbs more oil if the oil is too cold.