Homemade Tortilla Chips

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Have you ever fried your own corn tortilla chips? If not, you are totally missing out. They are inexpensive and easy to make. All you need are some corn tortillas, frying oil and some coarse salt. You can even make it fancy with a drizzle of lime juice. Give these homemade tortilla chips a try and level up your salsa game.

Start by heating your fryer oil. Use a nice deep pot with a wide base. The wide base will allow the oil to heat faster, and the tall sides of the pot will keep the oil from splashing. The best type of oil is probably canola oil, vegetable oil or peanut oil. I used vegetable oil. If you have a thermometer, use it, as you want the oil to heat to between 325-350 degrees. While your oil heats, cut your tortillas into 6ths.

After your fryer oil heats, add your tortilla chips. Make sure they don’t stick together, and fry them in batches. I fried mine in three batches. Fry them until they are golden brown. Take them out just before you think they are done, as they darken quickly at the end. Use a metal slotted spatula, slotted spoon or sieve to remove the chips. Lay them on a sheet pan and salt them immediately, so the salt sticks to the hot oil.

Repeat this process until your chips are done. Enjoy your homemade tortilla chips with anything, but you have to give my blender salsa a try!

Homemade Tortilla Chips

These homemade tortilla chips are better than anything you can buy in the store.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 60 Chips
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 Large pot I used a Dutch oven
  • 1 slotted spoon or sieve
  • Sheet Pan
  • Knife
  • Meat thermometer


  • Vegetable Oil
  • 10 Corn tortillas
  • Coarse salt


  • Pour vegetable oil in your pan, enough to cover the tortilla chips when fryer. Let heat to 325-350 degrees.
    While the oil heats, cut your tortillas into 6ths.
    Carefully drop the chips into the oil, making sure they don’t stick together. Fry for about 2-3 minutes. Remove them before you think they are perfect, as they will darken quickly while you are fishing them out with your slotted spoon. Lay on a pan and salt immediately, so the salt sticks to the hot oil.
    Repeat this in steps, I did it in 3 fries.
Keyword chips, fried, homemade tortilla chips, tortilla chips

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