Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tortilla Chips

The other day I saw a recipe online for nachos on the grill.  While this sounds amazing, I have no grill, and it is disgusting outside this time of year in DC. Instead, my boyfriend had the great idea of making our own tortilla chips.  It turns out this is REALLY easy to do.  We preheated the oven to 350 degrees and cup up a couple of store-bought tortillas.  Next, we sprayed them with cooking spray (alternatively, you could brush them with oil) and then sprinkled on some spices.  For the first batch we were adventurous and went with cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper.  They turned out pretty spicy.  For the second bath, we played it safer and sprinkled on some sea salt.  We also cranked up the oven to 450 for the second bath, trying to get a crisper texture.  That worked a little too well.  If you want to use a hotter oven, make sure you keep an eye on the chips.  They baked for about 5-7 minutes and were a little soft when they came out. As they cool, however, they harden up. I thought these chips were quite tasty.  My only complaint is that they are more like cracker chips than true tortilla chips.  They turned out a little thicker, not as thick as bagel chips, but in that direction.

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