Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Am I driving you nuts yet with this whole tortilla business??? I've seriously been in a tortilla kick. February has become the month of the tortilla. You know when you get a new "toy all you want to do is play around with it for an endless amount of time. It's like that with the tortilla. Sad isn't it?
When I started making my own, I couldn't just stop at making burritos and tacos. I decided to make some chips as well. These are the plain unsalted kind. As much as I like the store bought stuff they can get a bit flimsy and sometimes have too much salt stuck on them. These are healthier, not oily and definitely sturdy for good dippage. I cut the tortillas into quarters. I saw them served like that once when I went to a Brazillian restaurant. Thought it was neat idea. Baked them in a 400˚F preheated oven and baked for 10 minutes. Just until they for slightly brown and was definitely crispy. Serve them as is. I had this with some fresh guacamole. Definitely holds the dip well than those flimsy ones. It has a good crunch, too.
Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips
Homemade flour Tortillas - cut into quarters or eighths
Preheat you oven to 400˚F
Place the quarters tortilla piece on an ungreased baking sheet. Baked for roughly 10 minutes or until tortillas have lightly brown and are crisp to the touch.
Serve warm or cooled with your choice of dips and salsa.