Baked Tortilla Chips

Love the warm, salty chips that you get in Mexican restaurants?  So easy to do at home, three ingredients and a little time, you might never buy another bag of tortilla chips again!
Baked Tortilla Chips

It’s no secret that I love Mexican food!  It is hands down my favorite cuisine, and I am positive I will never tire of it!  Next week is Cinco de Mayo, and you can bet I’ll be sharing more than a few Mexican inspired recipes leading up to the day.  If you are a history buff I’m sure you know that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration observed to commemorate the Mexican armies unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  (It’s should not  be mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day the most important national holiday in Mexico celebrated on September 16.)

I do love history….but I love food more!  So this day is totally about the TACOS!!

Baked Tortilla ChipsI know you are a true lover of Mexican food if you order your tacos with corn tortillas.  Please don’t tell me you love mexican food and then order tacos with flour tortillas, ice berg lettuce and cheese.  UGH!  That is not Mexican food people!

Oh my gosh I’m getting so hungry.  Me need chips and salsa!   I’m the equivalent of cookie monster only with tortilla chips.  Tortilla chips are like milk, butter, and eggs in our house.  Theyre a staple.  So when we sat down to eat our tamale pie recently and I realized we had nary a tortilla chip in the house, I went into MacGyver mode!  Because, I did have corn tortillas and you know what tortillas chips are right?  They are just fried little wedges of corn tortilla!

However I did not want to stink up the place by frying anything, so I jacked up my oven to 450 degrees.

Baked Tortilla ChipsTossed a little vegetable oil around on a few corn tortilla wedges.

Baked Tortilla ChipsSpread them around on a baking sheet, they can overlap, doesn’t need to be perfect or fancy.  Sprinkle with kosher salt.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Bake for 5 minutes, remove from oven toss the chips around on the baking sheet, turn them over and sprinkle with a bit more salt, return to oven for another 5 minutes.  Keep an eye on them they may get done faster.  Remove to a plate, sprinkle with a little more salt.

So easy.  If they get cold and you want to warm them up, just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds!

Back to the story of tamale pie without corn chips, my family actually sat, watched, and waited while I went into preservation mode to get chips on the table for dinner. LOL.  I’m sure that sounds absolutely ridiculous to most people, but well we do love us some chips!

Baked Tortilla ChipsIf I had to pick one food to eat everyday, I would struggle to between tacos and this ^^^^^.


Ribbet collage

Ok so tell me, don’t be afraid…corn or flour tortillas???

Peace, love, Chips and Salsa!


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  1. 1

    You make me laugh. I love your reference to cookie monster, I can TOTALLY relate! I order corn tortillas in the restaurant, but I have noticed that in the really authentic ones, do they even give you a choice? I find that when cooking Mexican, I buy flour because it holds together better for the little hands in my family.

  2. 2
    Demetria :

    Yummers!! Making these May 5th!!

  3. 3

    Made these last night for a quick snack after a long day at sports! Warm and delicious! We gobbled them all up with fresh quacamole! One of my kids said “wow, you made real chips” so thanks for making me look really cool!

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      They are so easy! But you’re welcome! You are pretty cool, I don’t think I had much to do with that! xo, Sheila