Homemade Chips

I think I’m pretty cool because I bake my own tortilla chips. They’re just plain corn tortillas cut into wedges and baked at 400 degrees on a cookie sheet until they look a little brown. I don’t even salt them, but you might want to. They’re very crisp, so be ready! A bag of Doritos costs like 4 bucks at Safeway, while a tall stack of 6-inch corn tortillas goes a long way for a lot less, and is better for the bod.

8 thoughts on “Homemade Chips

  1. I am trying this tonight! We have extra teens at the house, for spring break, and they are boys to boot! Those kids can put away enormous amounts of chips, and at $2 to $3 per bag, It becomes ridiculous to treat them to chips. And, you are right, I can get a bag of corn tortillas for about $1 at HEB, a BIG stack of them. Yayy! Thank you so much for sharing this idea. You have made my day.

  2. Thanks, Patti! I would suggest that if you’re doing this for a bunch of teenagers who are used to Doritos and the like, you might want to season them up a little bit, or at least have plenty of salsa or dip on hand. Also, I’ve noticed that there’s a middle ground where the crispiness is almost too much, but if I let them get just a little darker, the crunch kind of loosens up a little bit. I’d give you a baking time, but honestly I just wait until I can smell them and then glance every few minutes until they look the way I want them.

    By the way, thanks for being the first comment on my blog! I just started dabbling and so far I’m having fun.

  3. Hey Amber!!! Now you have to keep up with FB and Blogging? How ever will you find the time! BTW, you can also use this idea with other stuff too like slicing zuchini on a mandolin so its super thin then brushing them ever so lightly with olive oil, a little salt and bake till their crispy…yummy health veggie chip!

    • Yep, I’m a blogger now. Hoping to channel my energy into something more than just smartassy Facebook posts! I like the zucchini idea. I always mean to pick up a mandolin and now I have a reason–healthy chips!

  4. i am so impressed that you are a blogger. i will try you chips soon. do you think it would work with flour tortillas too?

    • Lynda, I’ve done it with whole-wheat tortillas and it worked, but they weren’t very sturdy with the hummus dip I was having with them.

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