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baked Tortilla chips

You will love these simple chips made from homemade tortillas. These great snack are ideal for nibbling throughout the day. So easy to make!

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Homemade version of tortilla chips are far less oily and salt, making them a much healthier choice. Also these recipe is for those who choose to bake chips instead of deep-frying. We are making these chips with homemade tortillas similar to our simple flour tortillas but with more corn flour.

Let's check what else we need for these chips and how to make them from scratch.

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How to make baked tortilla chips

Making homemade tortilla chips is so easy and rewarding. With this recipe you will get a batch of crisp tasty snacks flavoured with sweet paprika. The first step is making flour tortillas then baking them in the oven to get a crunchy chips.

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Making tortillas

Tortillas for our chips are made from PLAIN and CORN flours, BAKING POWDER, SALT, SUNFLOWER OIL and warm WATER.

Just combine flours, baking powder and salt in one bowl then pour oil and water then knead a soft dough. It's time for rolling tortillas. Divide the dough into 6 pieces, then roll out thinly using a rolling pin on a floured work surface.

Cook tortillas one by one on a cast iron griddle or regular non-stick frying pan until they puff up and have dark spots on the surface. Remove them to a plate. 

Baking the chips in the oven

Tortillas are now ready to turn into chips. Cut each tortilla into 6 triangle shaped wedges on a wooden cutting board with a sharp knife. Lay tortillas out in a single layer on a baking sheet then lightly brush the tops with olive oil. You will need more trays, or do this in several batches. Sprinkle with some salt.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until they become crisp and slightly brown. Take them from the oven and cool on the sheet. Our homemade tortillas spices with sweet paprika are ready to enjoy!

Storing baked tortilla chips

If you're not eating them right away, store in an airtight plastic bag or glass or plastic container.

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Baked tortilla chips

MAKES: 36 tortilla chips
COOKS IN: 50 minutes
LEVEL: Easy

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INGREDIENTS

For tortillas

  • 100g (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) plain flour
  • 105g (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) corn flour (flour that's milled from dried corn kernels)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) sunflower oil
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) water, lukewarm

For spicing

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil, for brushing
  • ground sweet paprika and salt, for seasoning

METHOD

  1. FOR MAKING TORTILLAS, Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl. 

  2. Pour over oil and warm water and stir until the dough comes together. Transfer to the floured work surface and knead for about 4-5 minutes or until you make a smooth ball of dough. Cover with clean kitchen towel and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll each into a ball. Cover them with dump kitchen towel. Roll one of the dough balls thinly, turning as you go and dusting with a little extra flour if needed until you get a circle (roughly 15cm in diameter).

  4. Heat a cast iron pan over a medium heat. Cook tortilla one at the time for 1 minutes on each side until the tortilla begins to form air bubbles and has dark spots. Transfer to a plate and cover with another plate or wrap with aluminium foil to keep warm. Continue with the rest of the dough balls.

  5. FOR MAKING CHIPS, preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.

  6. Using a sharp knife cut each tortilla into 6 triangle shaped wedges.

  7. Arrange the tortillas wedges in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Brush each wedge with olive oil on the top side, then sprinkle with a pinch or two salt over the tops.

  8. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. Watch out carefully so chips don't burn ad it is very thin. The chips are done when the edges are crisp and dry and slightly lifted from the baking sheet. The chips will crisp more as they cool.

  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the sheets. Once the chips is cool, transfer them to a serving bowl.

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