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Baked Tortilla Strips

November 25, 2014Danita

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If you were stranded on a desert island and you could have one thing with you, what would it be?  For me, it would be a lifetime supply of Tortilla Chips and Salsa!  

I know, that probably sounds crazy, but honestly, I LOVE chips and salsa!  I can eat baskets and baskets of them.

True Story…

I make my own tortilla chips (by frying corn tortillas) and often take them to “pot luck” dinners.  I have a special pan I use just for such occasions.  It’s the perfect size, it holds a whole large bag of tortilla from Sam’s…or at least I thought.

A while back, we had been asked to bring chips to just such a gathering and my daughter volunteered to fry them for me.  About two-thirds of the way through the bag she became concerned.  The pan was full, but she knew when I did it they always fit perfectly.  

“Mom,” she said, “I can’t get all these chips in the pan.  What should I do?”  

I was confused.  It seemed odd, they always fit when I do them.  Maybe she had the wrong pan?  I remarked to her that it seemed odd because they fit when I did it.  Honestly, I was confused.  Then she said, “Mom, when you’re cooking I think you may eat more chips than you realize.”  

See, when I make the chips I have a sample or two from each batch, just to make sure…you know.  Well, evidently I have more than a sample or two…I guess I have about a third of the bag…because that’s how much we had to find another pan for!  

So, my point is…I love Tortilla Chips, but they do take some time and they are fried…which isn’t so healthy.  

Today, on Time Saving Tuesday, I’m sharing a quick and easy, more healthy alternative…Baked Tortilla Strips.  They use much less oil and only take about ten minutes in the oven.  Perfect for soups, salsa or dips.

Here’s the Recipes:

  • corn tortillas
  • kosher salt (or sea salt)
  • olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

baked tortilla strips

Place tortillas on metal baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil

baked tortilla strips

Sprinkle with kosher salt

baked tortilla strips

Cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide – I use a pizza cutter

Bake about 10-15 minutes or until crispy

baked tortilla strips

Cook a little or a lot!  

Baked Tortilla Strips
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. corn tortillas
  2. kosher salt (or sea salt)
  3. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place tortillas on metal baking sheet and brush with olive oil
  3. Sprinkle with kosher salt
  4. Cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide
  5. Bake about 10-15 minutes or until crispy
Notes
  1. For cutting into strips I use a pizza cutter
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