Homemade Tortilla Chips

These crisp and crunchy homemade tortilla chips are a great way to make use of leftover soft corn tortillas.  Sadly, despite a vast variety of flour tortillas being available in supermarkets, finding authentic corn tortillas in the UK is still reasonably difficult (at least in Scotland) – I order mine online from The Cool Chile Co.

With a handful of leftover soft corn tortillas and some vegetable oil for deep frying, you’re just a few minutes away from a deliciously salty snack, perfect served alongside pico de gallo salsa or for making a batch of nachos.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

  • soft corn tortillas (ideally a few days old)
  • oil for deep frying
  1. Cut the tortillas into triangles. Preheat oil for deep frying to 180c/350f.

  2. Working in batches, carefully drop the tortilla pieces into the hot oil. Fry for around 1 minute or until the chips are crispy and golden. Remove from the oil with a strainer, drain off any excess oil and set aside on kitchen paper.

  3. Season to taste with salt while the tortilla chips are still warm. Serve on their own as a snack, or with pico de gallo salsa.

Side Dish, Snack
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If you like this Homemade Tortilla Chips recipe, you might be interested in buying my book: The American Diner Secret is packed full of over over 120 takeaway & fast-food recipes and is available to buy in kindle or paperback form here.

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