I’ve always been of the opinion that store-bought tortilla chips are just not as delicious as the bowlful you get at a Mexican restaurant. Luckily, making them at home is about as simple of a task as you can find, and they taste just like the real thing. Actually, better! Take care not to over-fry the chips; with the frying time clocking in at under 1 minute, they turn from perfect to burnt in about 10 seconds.
- 10 flour or corn Tortillas**
- Peanut Oil (preferred) or vegetable oil
- Salt to Taste
**Here’s a recipe for homemade flour tortillas, and here’s another for corn tortillas. Or, by all means, purchase already made tortillas.
1. Fill a large frying pan with about 1 inch of peanut oil. Heat over medium-high, using a candy/deep fry thermometer to check temperature. It’s ready when it reads 350 degrees.
2. Stack tortillas and cut into 6 equally sized wedges. Carefully place a few chips at a time in the oil. Fry for up to one minute, turning the chips over a few times with a slotted spoon. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle some salt on top. Continue frying remaining chips.
Recipe Adapted From: Paula Deen.