Baked Tortilla Chips That Actually Taste Good. Seriously.

Over the years I have tried hundreds of variations of healthier snacks and have rarely hit on any winners.  After the dangerous discovery of homemade fried potato chips, I had to find an alternative, lest I need to find a 12 step program instead.  I don’t know if they have those for chip eaters, but I was ready to look.  At the very least, I was headed for much larger pants.  Anyway, since I still have a bunch of salsa, I decided to give it a try.  It’s easy and painless, but you’ll need to make a lot to keep up with the demand.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Oven: 350°                                 Prep time: 5 minutes tops                        Cook Time: 7-10 minutes
  • Flour tortillas, any size
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Lime Juice, dried cilantro, cumin, chili powder, cheesy popcorn or other seasoning*

Brush or spray the tortillas with lime juice, if desired and let dry.  Brush or spray with olive oil.

Cut the tortillas with a pizza cutter into wedges.  You may have to cut strips for larger tortillas.

Brush a cookie sheet with olive oil and place the chips in a single layer on the sheet.  Sprinkle with salt, if desired, but do not use cheese seasoning at this time.  It will burn and not be terribly tasty.

Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and toss with any additional seasoning.  Repeat until you have enough to satisfy the masses.

*I brushed the chips with lime juice and oil, then used my mortar and pestle to grind salt and some dried cilantro from the garden.  I sprinkled the concoction on the chips and then baked them.  Delicious!



3 thoughts on “Baked Tortilla Chips That Actually Taste Good. Seriously.

  1. This is something I’ve always been curious about. I bet they taste so much better than the ones in the store. I still have an unfinished bag of those from a month. Time to throw those out and try these!


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