Homemade Tortilla Chips

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  • White or yellow tortilla chips
  • 1 cup oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Tongs or frying spoons to flip and remove tortilla chips
  • Medium frying pan
  • Knife or kitchen sheers
  • Cutting board
  • Paper towels
  • Plate for cooked tortilla chips

Heat oil over just under medium heat. This is a lot like cooking pancakes. You are looking for the same level of heat for the pan.

While the oil is heating up, use a knife or kitchen sheers to cut the tortillas into 4 pieces so you have little triangles. Also prepare a plate to place the freshly fried chips.

To test the heat of your oil, take one tortilla section and put it in the pan. If it starts sizzling, you are good to go!

Add as many tortilla chips in to fry as you can without them overlapping. Usually 4 to 6.  Let them fry for two minutes and then turn them. Let them fry about 2 min more and remove from the oil to the plate. Salt to taste.

Repeat until you have cooked the desired amount of chips.

Tips and Tricks

Add lime juice for a tasty twist!

Any oil that you prefer will do. I usually use vegetable or canola oil as it fries better than olive.

These chips are my daughters favorite for homemade nachos! After a taco night, these are a perfect quick meal to use leftovers on. Add your favorite taco meat and some cheese. Add any veggies that you like and enjoy!

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