Homemade Tortilla Chips

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By David Tanis

Published 2008

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It may seem excessive to suggest making your own tortilla chips, but their flavor is so much better; most commercially made chips seem too thin, not like real tortillas. And this is the traditional way to use day-old tortillas.


  • 12 day-old corn tortillas
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • Salt


Slice the tortillas into 1-inch-wide ribbons. Heat the oil in a cast-iron frying pan to 375°F. Fry the tortilla strips a handful at a time until crisp and lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle with salt.