All the traveling I’ve done this past month has me feeling totally off my game. First it was a conference in Utah, then just a few short weeks later I decided to go on a last minute trip to Miami for another conference. Pass up a weekend in sunny Florida to hang with all my blog girlfriends… I don’t think so!
Then add in baseball games for my oldest son, end of the school year activities, and a busy farming season, and it’s been pure chaos around here lately! I finally forced myself to make a grocery list this weekend and go shopping so we could stop eating Mickey D’s every night. I’m too ashamed to tell you how many Big Mac’s I’ve consumed this week!
So in all the chaos, I totally forgot to share this awesome recipe with you that I meant to pair with my Pico de Gallo post earlier this month. How can you enjoy fresh pico without some crunchy, salty tortilla chips to go with it?? I’m not going to lie and say that I make my own tortilla chips all the time… I’m definitely not above grabbing a jar of chunky salsa and a bag of Tostitos Scoops from the store. But when I do take the time to make a homemade salsa or a cheesy dip that needs a scooping vessel, I like to make my own baked tortilla chips to keep them on the healthier side and make them as crispy as I like.
This recipe is quick, easy, and only needs 3 simple ingredients. If you have little ones who like helping in the kitchen, this is a great recipe for them to get involved with too!
The recipe starts with a stack of white corn tortillas that get brushed with canola oil and sprinkled with salt. Cut the tortillas into 6 equal wedges and spread them in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Make sure not to over-crowd the pan or the chips won’t get nice and crispy!
Into the oven for about 15 minutes or so, and out comes a pan full of golden, crunchy, delicious tortilla chips!
It’s that simple! The crunch on these babies is unlike any store-bought chip, and the nice, thick tortilla is perfect for some major dip-scooping action. These chips are best made the same day, but quite frankly, we’ve never had them last long enough to worry about that anyway. Stick a bowl of these chips and some dip in front of my boys, and they’ll have them gone in about 5 minutes flat!
Care for some chips and salsa, anyone? How about a little Pico de Gallo or guacamole? Looking for something a little more decadent? How about my beefy, cheesy Chili Cheese Dip? Trust me, there’s a reason that dip is one of my most popular recipes on the blog EVER!
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- 12 - 6" white corn tortillas
- canola oil
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Brush both sides of the tortillas with oil and sprinkle with salt. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges with a large knife or pizza cutter. Place tortillas on baking sheets in a single layer and bake for about 12-15 minutes until the chips are golden and crispy.
- I bake my chips at least 15 minutes, sometimes longer, to get them extra crispy. I recommend checking them after 12 minutes though to make sure they don't burn.
- Try serving these baked tortilla chips with Pico de Gallo, Chili Cheese Dip, or Chili Cheese Nachos!
– Recipe adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy
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Liz, this recipe is seriously awesome! I had no idea that you could make your own tortilla chips this easily. I always have stacks of corn tortillas around anyways since I have to eat gluten free and most of the time, half the stack goes to waste! Thanks again for another awesome idea. 🙂
They’re so simple, right? And this recipe sounds perfect for you, too! What a great (and yummy!) way to use all those tortillas!
Quick, easy, and 3 ingredients? Love these!!!
Yes, sir! Only 3 little ingredients for this tasty snack! 🙂
I totally feel you!!! I feel like I’m totally off my schedule. These chips look amazing Liz! And I am so happy you came to BlogHer last minute because I got to hang out with you!! Pinning these yummy chips, have a great holiday! xo!
Will life ever be “normal” this summer?? Lol! I’m seriously so happy that we had a chance to connect in Miami. You are one of the best, girlfriend!
I hate frying so this is perfect for me!
Me too! It’s always such a mess, and this method is way healthier! Hope you enjoy the chips. 🙂
Can you use the flour tortillas instead of white corn? My son is allergic to corn and used to love tortilla chips but everything store bought has corn in it.
Hey Natalie! I have not tried them yet with flour, but I imagine it would still work just fine. The texture and thickness may be a bit different, but I think it would still be very tasty! You’ll have to let me know how you like them!
I have some flour tortillas in my fridge, so I’ll try to make some tomorrow and let you know how it goes!
Tried them but isn’t turn out great. I cooked them 12 mins and they were dark brown and tasted burnt. I may try again maybe only cooking them for like 8 mins but I just don’t think they will do right. 🙁
Bummer!! Try adjusting the time, like you mentioned, or moving your oven rack to the middle position. I hope those suggestions might help! We love making these yummy chips!
Have you tried it with any other kinds of oil? I don’t have canola on hand right now.
Hi Andrea! I have not. Vegetable oil would probably be my next suggestion. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out!
Love, love your site……never thought of making my own chips….duh!
Can’t wait to try this. The recipes I’ve made from your site are fantastic. Salads, slaw, blueberry muffins, and placing the cut potatoes for fries in ice cold water are great. THANKS…
Wow, thank you, Debbie! I’m flattered! So glad to hear you’re enjoying my recipes! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
hi can you use olive oil for these chips.
Hi Barb! I haven’t tried using olive oil with these before, so if you try it, you’ll have to let me know how it turns out!
How do I store these?
Once they are cool, just store them in any airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy! 🙂