Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with a little frying 101 lesson for us! AND this fun and easy way to homemake your own Tortilla Chips and WOW your family!
This is such an easy way to make your own tortilla chips with store bought corn tortillas. There is just something special about serving warm chips with homemade salsa…your guests are going to love these
The first step in making anything fried is to make sure you have the right oil:
Frying Oil 101
I recommend using an oil that has a high “smoke point” — the temperature to which it can be heated without smoking. When an oil smokes-watch out, it is ready to burn! (not so tasty!) Here are some easy tips:
Good Oils for Frying at High Heat: Safflower, Sunflower, Peanut, Soy Oils, Vegetable , Canola , Refined Almond, Avacado, Cottonseed.
Not So Good Oils for Frying at High Heat: Butter, Margarine, Olive Oil
The second step is deciding what to fry your recipe in! I use a Wok…yes, just a Wok! It works great. You can also use a “Fry Daddy” or a regular deep-frying pan. Chances are you already have something in your cupboards you can use for frying!
Start off with store bought (or homemade!) corn tortillas. I stack about 10. Use a pizza cutter to cut a cross in the center.
Place tortilla triangles into hot oil. I used a wok and peanut oil- my burner was on the highest it could go. It only takes about 2 mins to cook until lightly golden. Keep a watch!
With a slotted spoon take the chips out of the wok and place on a plate covered with 2 paper towels. Let drain/cool for about 2 more mins before serving.
Serve with Homemade Salsa! OR top with cheese, beans, beef, jalapenos, and sour cream and broil in the oven on high heat (5 mins) for some yummy nachos.
- 10 Corn Tortillas
- 2 cups Peanut Oil
- Heat oil in wok on high heat
- Stack tortillas
- Slice tortillas with a pizza cutter into a cross
- Then slice into another cross in the opposite direction
- Place chips in wok and fry until golden (takes about 2 mins)
- With a slotted spoon take chips out and let dry on a plate covered with 2 paper towels-season with salt
- Serve warm!
*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.