Fried Flour Tortilla Chips


Flour tortilla chips are easy to make with this simple recipe! We first had these while on vacation in the Caribbean. We now prefer these to store-bought corn tortilla chips.

Close up on a plate of golden-brown fried flour tortilla chips.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
64 chips


  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Ingredients gathered to make fried flour tortilla chips.

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  2. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy 10-inch skillet over medium heat until 360 degrees F (182 degrees C), about 8 minutes.

    Oil heating in a large skillet.

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  3. Lower tortilla triangles carefully into the hot oil in batches; fry, turning frequently, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining tortilla triangles.

    Chips frying until golden-brown, then being transferred to a paper towel to drain.

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Editor's Notes:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
8g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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