These are perfect to just eat plain while you’re relaxing on a Sunday in front of the t.v. or with salsa, hummus, and any other dip you enjoy with tortilla chips.
A bag of corn tortillas
Start by pouring a decent amount of vegetable oil into a frying pan and heating over medium heat. Then cut up your stack of tortillas with a pizza cutter into small triangles. Prepare an area with paper towels to drain the tortilla chips after they are cooked.
If you take a small piece of tortilla and toss it in the oil, it should immediately start fizzling. That is how you know the oil is hot enough. Continue placing the tortilla triangles into the oil (making sure not to splash yourself with the blistering oil) in batches small enough to allow them to completely stay immersed in the hot oil and not stick to another chip.They should cook for approximately 5-10 minutes or until crunchy and slightly brown on the under half. Pull them out with grill tongs and place them on the waiting paper towels ( I places mine on top of a baking sheet to keep the counter clean). Repeat until all your slices of tortilla are transformed into crispy chips.
While your batches are cooking you can toss together the spice ingredients. We had a Tupperware full of a salt and pepper mixture to which I added a little more pepper, a dash of red pepper flakes, 2 Tbsp of chili powder, a dash of nutmeg, a dash of allspice, and 2 teaspoons of cumin.
Sprinkle the seasoning atop your cooling, draining chips while they are still slightly hot. This is the best way to make sure it sticks. Your homemade chips are complete!
These are much easier on the stomach than greasy, fried food you get at a restaurant. You can also throw a little olive oil atop the tortilla triangles and place them in the oven for a healthier version. I really wanted hummus, only we had nothing to eat it with so these chips were the perfect treat. It took a few batches to get my desired crunch. The seasoning I tossed together tasted a lot like the seasoning you find at Red Robin on their french fries, so if you are making potatoes or homemade fries this seasoning would be delish.