Saturday, February 9, 2008
Baked Tortilla Chips
This is such and easy and fun snack! i got the inspiration from Amy Finley of The Food Network's "The Gourmet Next Door" and the most recent winner of "The Next Food Network Star." I really like Amy, although I haven't caught too many of her new shows. A few weeks ago she made Chiliqueles and homemade stovetop salsa. She fried her tortilla chips, but I knew I wanted to bake mine. I tried her recipe for Homemade Salsa, and while it was good, it wasn't what I really think of when I think of salsa. It was more of a puree. I like my salsa thick and chunky. However, since making the chips a few weeks ago, they have become one of my favorite snacks and I've made them several times. They are so easy, which I love, and I can be completely done and munching on them in about 15 minutes, including baking time. They are fabulous dipped in some hummus, but I plan on trying other homemade salsa recipes to dip them in. I also plan on trying them with corn tortillas in the future! Here is my method for making tortilla chips.
7-8 flour tortillas, soft taco size (or more tortillas, depending on how many chips you want)
Preheat oven to 350. Stack tortillas on top of each other and cut them in half down the middle. Cut the halves in half and then cut them into triangles. Lay in a single layer on baking sheets sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Spray chips with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them becuase they go from done to burned very quickly!