How to Easily Bake Tortilla Chips

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With an astonishingly big crunch and more flavor than you'll ever get out of a bag, you won't believe how easy it is to bake your own tortilla chips. Add the health benefits -- much less salt and oil -- and you may never see the inside of the chips aisle again. Unless that's where your store keeps the salsa. You'll definitely want salsa for these beauties.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Things You'll Need

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 full sized baking sheets
  • 1 pastry brush
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly brush the entire surface of both baking sheets with canola oil, then set aside.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Step 2

Place one tortilla on a cutting board and brush only the top with a small amount of oil, taking care to coat the entire tortilla.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Stack a second tortilla on top and repeat with oil, creating a stack of oiled tortillas.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Tip

  • You'll eventually be cutting through the stack with a knife, so if it's easier to handle, work in two batches.

Step 3

Using a large, sharp knife, slice through all the tortillas at once, cutting them in half.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Repeat the cutting process: cut in quarters, then cut each quarter in two.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

You will end up with eight sets of wedges.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Step 4

Arrange on both cookie sheets; the chips should fit perfectly if you line them up in an opposite pattern. Take care to put the un-greased side down on the oiled baking sheet. This way you won't have to brush both sides of each tortilla.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Step 5

Sprinkle with salt, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Rotate each pan halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning and crisping.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Serve your homemade tortilla chips immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Don't Forget the Salsa!

Try any of these delicious beauties....

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