How to Make Tortilla Chips

Nachos, Doritos, whatever you want to call them. Everyone loves tortilla chips. Don’t even try lying to yourself on this one, you love them.

But there’s something amazing about a properly made tortilla chip. Not a mass produced factory chip, but just a simple tortilla chip that you can dip in a terrific homemade salsa. (Or for a spicier version, click here.)

Things You’ll Need

Pretty simple stuff here, you only need a few things to make tortilla chips.

  • Corn tortillas
  • Oil
  • And optionally, salt.

homemade tortilla chips

How to Cook Tortilla Chips

Pour half an inch of oil in a deep, preferably cast iron, skillet. Heat on medium-high heat.

Stack up some corn tortillas. Cut them into nacho shaped bits. Three cuts to make six pieces usually works well.

Fry them until they’re crisp. This should take nearly a minute.

Be sure to remove them with a slotted spoon. You’ll want to let some oil drain.

Sprinkle with as little or as much salt as you deem appropriate.

Tips for Making Tortilla Chips

The only way to make homemade nachos even more impressive is to make the corn tortillas yourself. And that’s a lesson for another day.

Eat them with homemade hummus. Because hummus is good.

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