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Has anyone found a good way to make your own chips from tortillas?

Asked by marinelife (57939 points ) February 8th, 2009

Rather than ready-made tortilla chips, I want to make my own. Anyone done this? Can it be done?

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toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Cut tortilla flat bread into triangles (or whatever) and fry them.

gailcalled's avatar

A default method is to let them get stale and then whack on breadboard.

gailcalled's avatar

@Vinifera7: Two quarts of peanut oil for 10 tortillas? Whew.

Vinifera7's avatar

@gailcalled
It’s called deep frying for a reason.

Judi's avatar

I save the calories and just eat the tortillas without frying them. I think they taste better.

Blondesjon's avatar

I like to use corn tortillas. Cut them into triangles and fry them at a high temp in small batches.

The important part is salting them as soon as they come out of the oil.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve made chips from flour tortillas before by cutting them into triangles and frying them. A little salt and lime and they’re good to go.

gooch's avatar

You can also bake them for a little more healthy version.

Knotmyday's avatar

The quick and dirty method is just to rip the tortillas in quarters and frydaddy them. They get crispy bubbly edges that way too.

Megan64's avatar

Toast corn tortillas in the oven (convection if you’ve got it) until crispy…a tasty, healthier alternative:

Vinifera7's avatar

What is with you people and baked chips?

Judi's avatar

@Vinifera7; We don’t want to get fat ot harden our arteries

Garebo's avatar

For the crispest, most greaseless chips the tortillas you start with should be cold slightly stale.
Heat 1–1 1/2 inches of oil over medium high or 375. Place the chips and if it sizzles happily, the temp is right, 12 at a time, 45 seconds to a minute and the bubbling has slowed way down. Remove drain, and salt. Of course there is the baking approach, but these are tastier.

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