This is my quick and simple recipe that might seem pointless… until you realize the kind of control you can take over your own tortilla chips! You might be wondering why this is such a big deal… just hold tight.
Pre-heat your oven at 350 degrees. Take a handful of corn tortillas, and stack them on top of one another like in the following picture. Got a chef’s knife or other large knife? Keep it nearby.
Dice your tortillas the same way you’d dice a pizza… eight slices.
Take your new slices, and lay them across a baking pan. Laying them across one another is okay but if you do it the first time and they’re not crunchy enough, then you may want to lay them evenly across the pan without having them touch after that.
Bake them in the oven for approximately 8 minutes. Keep an eye on them, though – you don’t want to wind up with your chips too brown. A nice light golden color – like pictured below – should suffice quite fine.
Now.. why does this matter? Because this gives you so much more control: no more random chemicals in your tortilla chips, no preservatives, no salt… nothing. You can control the portions. You can control just how crunchy they are.
You can even control the flavor – brush the soft tortillas with lime or lemon juice and sprinkle with a little paprika before you cut them. Brush a tiny amount of water on each tortilla, dust it with your favorite spice blend.. and you’re good to go!