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How to Make Tortilla chips

Tortilla chips are really easy to make and I like them better than the ones I get at the grocery.

I like the fact that they are a bit thicker.

You can dip these in queso, eat them with salsa, or use them in chilaquiles.

These chips are done in just minutes and are an excellent way to use up tortillas.

How to make Tortilla Chips:

Stack about 6 tortillas on top of each other.

stack of corn tortillas for tortilla chips

Cut the tortillas into four equal sized triangles.

corn tortillas cut into four equal sized triangles

Then fry them. I do this in two batches.

frying tortilla triangles

When the bottom of the triangles are golden flip them and continue to fry until golden.

frying tortilla triangles

Once finished drain them on paper towels and season with salt.

tortilla chips made at home

See how easy that was?

It literally took less than 10 minutes.

Now were ready to use these chips in anything we want.

I bet they would be so delicious with some black bean dip!

Or maybe a spicy soup.

Oh man it’s 1 am and I’m getting really hungry now.

Well if you ever have any leftover corn tortillas now you know what to do with them.

If you make them please let me know what you did with them in the comments below. 🙂

tortilla chips made at home
5 from 3 votes

How to Make Tortilla chips

Easy recipe for making tortilla chips
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican, snack
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 245 kcal
Author carissa


  • 6 corn tortillas
  • oil enough for frying


  1. Stack the tortillas on top of one another and cut them into four equal sized triangles.
  2. Heat up enough oil for frying in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once oil is hot add the tortilla pieces but don’t crowd the skillet.
  4. Fry until golden brown on bottom then flip them over and fry the other side.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Tortilla chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
easy recipe for making tortilla chips
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