I love to deep fry my own corn and flour tortilla chips, but the healthier option is to bake them ;-) All you have to do is cut the tortillas into chip size wedges and bake in a single layer at 350 degrees F, turning once, on a baking sheet until golden brown. It depends on whether they are corn or flour and your oven, but it generally takes anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes. Once baked, allow to cool for about five minutes before serving.
Tortilla chips are typically fried and laden with fat. Corn tortillas, on the other hand, have NO fat. Make your own chips by cutting the tortillas with kitchen shears into wedges or strips, scatter them on a shallow pan and bake at about 300 degrees F until crisp. Turn once with a spatula while baking. You can sprinkle them with chili powder or seasoning of your choice (garlic, cumin?) before baking, if you like.
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I use canola oil because it's a very, very heart healthy oil to use when cooking/frying :-) When I make tortilla chips I ditch the salt because there's usually already plenty of (if not loads of) salt in the dip of choice ;-) Even many quacamole recipes include salt in one form or another.
Happy chip making cause they definitley are healthier and tastier than store bought ;-)