Friday, November 18, 2011

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Okay, so here's my recipe for homemade tortilla chips. If you've ever been to an authentic Mexican restaurant y'all know that the chips and salsa are one of the best parts right? Well, my Mom and Dad actually met working at a Mexican Restaurant in Michigan called Famous Taco. I'm not sure if it's still around(if it is, let me know) Well, Mom learned how to make her own chips and tacos and nachos from that place. Those recipes will come later ;-) So in my house, we make our own tortilla chips and taco shells. For this recipe, I'll show you how to make your own tortilla chips. There's nothin like em!

Homemade Tortilla Chips


Corn tortillas, quartered
vegetable oil
salt (to taste)

So first thing's first, get your oil preheated. You'll know if it's ready if you drop a chip in and instead of sinking to the bottom it bubbles and floats to the top. Sometimes you can also tell if it's ready if you put the handle of a wooden spoon in the hot oil and if it bubbles around the spoon, then it should be ready.

Quarter the corn tortillas like this. It's important that you use corn tortilla's not flour. You will not get the same results. Flour tortillas are good for fajitas and burritos, corn are good for nachos and tacos

Place about 10 or 12 chips in at a time using tongs push them down frequently to get them fully cooked with oil and turn them over. This should only take a minute or so if the oil is hot. When they start getting golden and stiff then take them out. This part has a learning curve along with it. The more you do it, the more you'll know when they're done. The chips will cook a little bit longer after removed from the oil so make sure you don't cook them too long.

Put the chips in a paper towel lined bowl and sprinkle with salt immediately while they are still wet. This will help the salt to stick. Let cool and serve!

Love the hear from you if you make these at your house or if you have any questions or comments!


  1.'re making me hungry for some chips and salsa! We haven't had Nachos in awhile either, beleive it or not! Love you!

  2. I know, we haven't had any in awhile either :)

  3. Hello, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment on garlic planting. I wish you all the best in moving to your new house and hope you planted some garlic I can’t wait to see them coming up this spring… I will post my progress in spring as well. Oh and thanks for the yummy post on homemade nachos looks yummy…

  4. Thanks for visiting my corner of the net! Can't wait to see your garlic come up!


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