Tortilla Chips


  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups oil for frying, such as vegetable oil
  • 12 corn tortillas, cut into six wedges each, use multiple colors for added variety
  • Flaky sea salt

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Pour enough oil in a sauté pan so that it is between 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep.  Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F.  Reduce the heat to medium and adjust as needed, checking often to maintain the temperature.

Step 2: Carefully add about a dozen tortilla triangles to the oil, or however many form a single layer without overlapping.  Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, occasionally using a strainer to stir and dunk the tortillas below the surface of the oil, until they are lightly golden and crispy.  Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your tortillas.

Step 3: Use the strainer to quickly and carefully transfer the tortilla chips to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and spread them out in a single layer so they can drain & cool.  Sprinkle evenly with a pinch of flaky sea salt, or any other desired seasonings, to taste.

Step 4: Repeat the process with the remaining tortilla triangles until all have been fried, taking time to make room on the paper towel-lined baking sheet for the next batch to drain & cool.

Step 5: Once all of the fried tortilla chips have cooled, serve them with your favorite dip, or any of the delicious dips linked below! Recipe courtesy of GimmeSomeOven!

Dips to Enjoy: Hot Mexican Dip, Hot Popper Dip, or Baked Goat Cheese Dip