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Once you’ve tried homemade tortilla chips, you’ll never want to buy them in a bag again. These are so easy to make, and they’re perfectly crispy and salty. The best part is that you can adjust the salt and the crispiness to your liking. These chips are wonderful with fresh salsa or hummus, and they’re the perfect addition to an appetizer spread.
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have read that my first batch of homemade tortilla chips didn’t turn out well. I put them under the broiler for a bit too long, and several chips caught on fire. It was a scary moment and I have a burned cookie sheet as a reminder of the incident. In the midst of the flames I was able to salvage a handful of chips (priorities, right?), and they were so good. Luckily, a kind Facebook follower suggested I bake them next time rather than broil them. This recipe takes that safer approach, and the results are fantastic.
Baked Tortilla Chips
- 8 small corn tortillas (I use Trader Joe’s three-ingredient corn tortillas)
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut the tortillas into 4 triangles each.
- Brush the triangles with a bit of olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle each tortilla with salt.
- Flip the tortillas over and add oil and salt to the other side.
- Bake the triangles for 5-7 minutes, then flip them and bake for another 5-7 minutes. They’re done when they’re fully crispy and beginning to get brown.
- Cool and enjoy!
Approximate Nutrition Info
Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 32 tortilla chips and the total cost is $1.06, or $.13 per serving (4 chips). These homemade baked tortilla chips put the store-bought version to shame, and they’re simple to make.