Making chips at home is easier than you think! You only need four ingredients!
Everything needs a bit of spring cleaning, including this blog. I’m going through all of my old posts, picking some of my favorite recipes to make into videos, and these baked tortilla chips were high on my list. Then again, I was probably eager to find another excuse to make chips and guacamole again.
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fresh batch of tortilla chips. Five years ago, I tried making tortilla chips for the first time by deep frying tortillas. The chips tasted fine, but the cooking was more hassle than it was worth. Having baked tortilla chips many times now, I’m definitely not going back. Baked chips are so much easier to make, and they’re healthier, too!
When Cinco de Mayo rolls around, be sure to make a batch of this for your festivities! Be warned, these chips are incredibly addictive!
MASTER MY MISTAKES / COOKING NOTES
- Lime juice: The lime juice in this recipe is optional, but I like the additional flavor. If you want the chips to taste more tangy, add another tablespoon of lime juice to the recipe. You can also squeeze lime juice over the finished chips. However, the chips will lose a bit of their crisp when you use more lime juice.
- When are the chips done? I like my chips on the crispier side, so I left the chips in the oven until the edges were golden brown before pulling them out, about 11 to 12 minutes. Do note that the chips cook faster if you are baking them in a well-heated oven. For example, if you have already baked one or two batches of chips in the oven already, the third batch shouldn’t need as much oven time.
- Dark vs. Light Baking Sheets: I noticed that when I used dark colored baking sheets, like the one pictured above, the chips cooked faster. If you’re using dark baking sheets check the chips for doneness at around 8 or 9 minutes.
- Nachos ideas: Interested in turning the tortilla chips into nachos? Try my Asian Tuna Melt Nachos or Kung Pao Chicken Nachos!
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