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Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe
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Corn Tortilla Chips

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 72 chips Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In small batches, fry the corn tortilla wedges until crisp. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Salt to taste while warm.
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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 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. :)

Mar 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!

May 10, 2005


May 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!

Apr 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!

Feb 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" and find even the most simple of solutions. I baked, rather than fried and they were delicious!! Thank you for sharing.

Jan 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!


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  • Calories
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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