How to Make Tortilla Chips
If chips and salsa or chips and guacamole are your go-to snack food, then we challenge you to learn how to make tortilla chips. Even if you're not making the salsa and guac from scratch (but we encourage you to try it, because you'll get hooked!), when you make your own tortilla chips you can play around with color and flavor and customize your chips for your particular tastes. This recipe uses Cajun seasoning, but you could substitute almost any spice blend. These chips are baked instead of fried, and don't contain any added preservatives, so they're better for you than most prepackaged tortilla chips.
-Hey everyone, I'm Judith. Well today, I'm gonna be showing you how to spice up your tortilla chips because I'm gonna be showing you how to make Cajun tortilla chips. That's right. So, 2 or 3 very simple ingredients we'll need for this is 2 6-inch corn tortillas, a quarter teaspoon of Cajun season and I have some cooking spray as well as an extra. Alright, so first things first. I have preheated my oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. So, our oven is getting nice and hot that and I have a baking sheet here for our tortilla chips. So, first things first, let's get our nonstick cooking spray and we'll just gonna lightly spray our tortillas on both sides. I'm using this nice olive one. Still a little bit healthier. That would go. Now, let's put on this lovely Cajun seasoning. Obviously, you can use any kind of seasoning or herbs you like, but particularly like this one as a really, really good cake. Cajun seasoning is mostly composed cayenne pepper and paprika. So, I'm just gonna sprinkle on both sides that Cajun there. Now, obviously you like a little bit more spicier as this does contain chilli. Put some more on. I like a medium. I don't like too spicy. This should be just a perfect. Alright, now, all we need to do is cut our tortillas, so cut it in half first, and we're just gonna do this in 3, so let's make them into nice little triangles like so, and these are great nice little snack to have at home or when friends come over. They are perfect and homemade of course. Alright, so work on 3 as well and the same for the next one. Yeah, [unk]. So, now we're gonna put this on our baking dish like so. Make sure they don't overlap. There you go. How easy was that: Now, all that needed to do is go into the oven for about 8 minutes or until they are nice lightly brown and crisp. Alright our Cajun tortilla chips are about done. They've been in for about 8 minutes and they are nice and golden crisp just how we like them. So, that is now ready to serve up and obviously you can serve them with salsa, sour cream, anything you like or you can just eat them like that because that spiciness of the Cajun seasoning is just as good by itself. There you go. That's an excuse to true party. That's how you make your Cajun tortilla chips.
What You'll Need
- 2 6 inches corn tortillas
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Step By Step
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas on both sides with Cajun seasoning. Cut each tortilla into 6 pieces. Arrange the pieces in a single layer on baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool on wire rack.
To get slightly wavy chips line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with rippled foil. Place unbaked tortilla wedges into the grooves of foil to curl them slightly. Bake as directed above.
While this recipe for how to make tortilla chips specifies corn tortillas, you can make these chips with any type of tortilla. Go easy on the seasoning if you're using flavored tortillas, however, as they can get too salty very quickly. If you're feeling ambitious, you can even make your own tortillas from scratch.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 58, Fat, total (g) 1, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 12, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 0, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0.04, Riboflavin (mg) 0.02, Niacin (mg) 0.4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.08, Folate (µg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 35, Potassium (mg) 53, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 0.36, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet