Homemade chips yeah! ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

24 May 2011

Homemade chips yeah!

Look what I made! Homemade tortilla chips! EXCITEMENT.

Ok. This was 1. ridiculously easy 2. reasonably fast 3. both cheaper & fresher than just buying a bag of chips and 4. available without going to the store. A win on all counts!

Homemade tortilla chips

corn tortillas
olive oil/a flavorless oil of your choice

Preheat the oven to 400F. While you're waiting for it to heat, prepare your chips.

Brush a tortilla lightly with olive oil. Stack another tortilla on top; repeat. When you have a stack of about six or eight tortillas, get out a sharp knife and cut the stack into sixths.

Arrange the tortilla pieces in one layer on a cookie sheet, spacing them just a bit apart so the heat will circulate around all their edges. Scatter salt over the prepared pan, and put it into the now-preheated oven.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the chips are just beginning to turn golden brown. When your chips are done, put them on a paper towel-covered wire baking rack. Immediately scatter a bit more salt over the finished chips; they'll absorb the flavor much better while piping hot. Let your chips cool while you bake a second pan.

When you have baked, salted, and cooled all the chips you want to eat, you are done. Hooray!

Now you can eat them. I recommend salsa, guacamole, or nachos. We had ours for dinner, with a gigantic pan of messy enchiladas based on the recipe in the original Vegetarian Epicure.

I made my chips plain, because I knew we'd be dipping them in some highly spicy salsa. However, if you want to make seasoned chips, you can sprinkle a bit of paprika, chili powder, cumin, or lemon juice over the chips just before you put them in the oven.

Chips! Hooray!


Jes said...

LOVE homemade tortilla chips! Yours look delish!

Eileen said...

Thanks, Jes! Yay, we get chips without leaving the house!