Rating: 4.6 stars
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Here's a simple recipe for making corn tortilla chips spiced only with salt. The chips may alternately be prepared by baking the tortilla wedges in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 5 minutes, or until crisp.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
72 chips
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In small batches, fry the corn tortilla wedges until crisp. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Salt to taste while warm.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 8.1g; sodium 12.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (149)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2005
I don't have the patience to fry tortillas. I just fire up the double ovens, spray the tortillas with butter flavored Pam (on both sides) and put them in the oven, turning once. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2005
This is fine and dandy, I do this all the time. Is this really a recipe or common sense? Kind of like a peanut butter sandwich. I like the idea of spraying them with cooking spray and baking them. I will try that next time. :) Read More
(70)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2005
I don't have the patience to fry tortillas. I just fire up the double ovens, spray the tortillas with butter flavored Pam (on both sides) and put them in the oven, turning once. Read More
(443)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2005
These are great--to make them healthier, I sprayed them with butter-flavored cooking spray and baked them at 425 until they started to brown--wonderful crunch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2005
I BAKED THESE INSTEAD OF FRYING...LOW FAT AND TASTY Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
Excellent recipe! I cut the tortillas with a pizza cutter which made it easy and gave the chips a uniform shape. I seasoned them with a mix of salt, cumin and chili powder. I've also baked them instead of frying - sprayed them with Pam and used the same seasonings then baked at 350 for 8 minutes flipped them and baked them for another 7 minutes. These are fabulous served warm with homemade salsa and guacamole! Read More
(124)
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2006
I put these chips in my deep fryer and they turned out nicely. Not my favorite tortilla chip but pretty darn good. I used two different corn tortillas... one had been in the fridge for a few days and the other I bought just today. I found that the older tortillas came out better... they were thinner and tasted more like store bought chips. The fresher ones turned out harder than the older ones although they were the same brand. I prefer the older ones. Just a side note! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
I'm not sure if it is a recipe but I loved the instructions! As someone who is not SO familiar with cooking it was nice to check out "All Recipes.com" and find even the most simple of solutions. I baked rather than fried and they were delicious!! Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2005
This is fine and dandy, I do this all the time. Is this really a recipe or common sense? Kind of like a peanut butter sandwich. I like the idea of spraying them with cooking spray and baking them. I will try that next time. :) Read More
(70)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
I noticed one post said that older tortillas made better chips. This is because the older tortillas will have dried out a little bit. I used to work at a fast-food place where we made fresh tortillas and fresh-fried tortilla chips and served them with all kinds of toppings and fillings. We didn't use the fresh made tortillas for our chips because the water content is too high. I would definitely suggest using older tortillas, or letting the tortillas sit out between a couple of paper towels for half an hour before frying them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I sprayed the chips with an oil mister and dusted them with Lawry's spicy seasoned salt. They were tasty but took MUCH longer than the expected 5 mins. I would guess it took 20 mins. Definitely a good recipe for leftover corn tortillas. We had them with albondigas soup! Read More
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