Have you ever made your own tortilla chips? They're actually so easy to make and so good!
|Fresh tortilla chips resting on paper towels.|
All you need is some kind of oil for deep frying...I use beef tallow...and corn tortillas. After that you'll need a candy thermometer, a pan, and something to get the hot chips out of the hot oil. (If you have a deep fryer, that is even that much easier.)
|Pulling a batch of tortilla chips out of the oil.|
Cut your tortilla chips into six pieces (like a small pizza). Then heat the oil in the pan to the "deep fry" temperature on your candy thermometer and put some tortilla pieces into the oil. Then you let the pieces cook to the desired color and pull them out of the oil, and let them rest on something that will absorb the grease like some paper towels or a brown paper bag. Salt and eat! That's it! So easy and so good!
(If you use beef tallow, you can reuse the melted tallow--just let it cool a bit and put it in a glass container and store in the refrigerator until the next time!)