Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips, Easy Cheap Mexican Snack Food

20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
7 ingredients
32 servings
Corn tortillas (used in making Oaxaca-style quesadillas) are available at international and Latin grocery stores, and if you live in a large Latin-American community like I do then you can find corn tortillas in bags of 20-30 for like $2 or less at major grocery stores. Flour tortillas probably won't work as well for this and definitely won't have the corn flavor and base. Never spend money on premade again! You can also control how large or small you want to make them (and keep them seasoned or not) not to mention salt content if you're watching sodium intake. 32 chips is all I could fit on my convection oven's cookie sheet so feel free to use more tortillas; the methodology is all the same. You won't believe how easy it is to get restaurant-style tortilla chips without any icky unnatural ingredients!

Categories:  north-american , mexican , quick , appetizer , finger-food , snack , corn , time-to-make , 5-ingredients-or-less , lunch~snacks , weeknight , <-30-mins , easy , presentation , inexpensive , vegetable ,
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  • 8 corn tortillas (assuming they're the small ones that have about a 6-inch diameter)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (corn oil works great, so does canola oil. this is an estimate, i think i had a little left over last)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, for sprinkling (table salt works too but coarse kosher works far better. sea salt is fab as well)


Serving Size (2.04 g)
Servings 32
Amount per Serving
Calories 16.34 Calories from Fat 16.65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.85g 91.0%
Saturated Fat 0.26g 40.84%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 72.71mg 96.94%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.06mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4


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