Tortilla chips are a favorite of ours to snack on, especially Matthew’s. I’ve found a number of sharp tortilla chip crumbs in bed that stab me to know he likes a good bowl of chips to snack on while reading before bed. With the chips running low, I set off to create our own. There are a few great things about making homemade tortilla chips. You get to mix and match! You can try a bunch of different flavors instead of just picking one flavor in the store. The other great thing is the price! Tortilla chips usually cost us $4-$5 for a bag, more if they are gourmet/fancy flavored. A bag of 30 (!) corn tortillas in my local grocery store cost me $1.25. I haven’t done the price comparison by weighing them yet but I can bet you I’m saving more than a few dollars here.
I wanted to try a few different flavors with these so I did made 3 kinds:
I thought I was going to have a winner on picking but when trying to pick a favorite I can’t. The salted were expected to be great and they were. The cinnamon sugar was like a dessert chip, it hit my sweet tooth that needs daily love. The Parmesan was savory.
Next time I’m going to try to make some seasoned with cumin – can you imagine cumin tortilla chips with salsa? Oh my. I think I just created my new favorite snack.
Make these for your snack. 🙂
- Corn Tortillas (one equals 4 chips so use as many as you need)
- Sea Salt
- Cinnamon + Sugar
- Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Stack tortillas and cut them into 4 triangles.
- Spread them out on a on a cookie sheet. They need to be 1/4-1/2 inch apart from each other.
- Put desired seasonings on top.
- Bake 8-10 minutes (check every minute after 8) until edges are brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
Grab your handy bag of corn tortillas. Can I tell you how much I love pepper steak tacos on these? That’s another post though…
Now, something important. To get them to bake crisp you need to make sure there is at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch in between each one. If they are closer, they are going to be soft. We want crunchy for these.
Throw them in the oven and keep a eye on them. They should take 8-10 minutes until the edges turn brown. Mine took about 9 minutes. Watch them for every minute after 8. Seriously, keep a eye on them, keep checking, don’t be too careful – they will burn quick.
And these are the magical cinnamon sugar! I’m still not picking a favorite..
Pull up a chair, let’s eat a few together!