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Tortilla Chips

Facing a pile of leftover tortillas I thought I would be THAT much extra and make my own tortilla chips. Given how cheap and many varieties you can get in supermarkets this isn't about showing off but a way you can avoid wastage. If you wanted to make them spicy I would suggest adding spices to the oil. Likewise for cheesy you could sprinkle grated parmesan over them before baking.

IF you did want to give tortilla making a go you can find my recipe here.

Hands-on Time 10 minutes

Cooking Time 14 minutes


Leftover tortillas

Olive oil

Fine salt


Baking tray

Baking parchment

Pastry brush

Scissors or pizza cutter

Palette knife

Preheat the oven to 140°C/120°C(Fan)/275°F/Gas mark 1.

Line a baking tray with parchment.

Using scissors or a pizza cutter, cut the tortilla into 4 and place them into a bowl.

Repeat until you have cut all of the tortillas up.

Drizzle over some oil and gently toss using your hands.

Place the pieces of tortilla onto a baking tray, try not to overcrowd it (you may need to do these in batches).

Sprinkle over a little salt.

Pop the tray into the oven on a middle shelf for 10 minutes.

Remove the tray when the time has passed and turn the chips over. Unless you have asbestos hands I’d suggest using a palette knife.

Pop the tray back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the chips, although do give them a little longer if you do want them more toasty (but not burnt).

Repeat the above steps if you have more leftover tortillas.

Store in tupperware once they have cooled, unless you have already scoffed them that is.



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