DIY Wednesday: Tortilla Chips

ThisDIY: Tortilla Chips week is flying by because it’s already DIY Wednesday!  So far we’ve come up with our own spice blends and made some quick but healthy jam.  Feeling crafty yet?

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do.  I really like being able to make my own things at home because it saves money and ends up being a lot healthier.  So many people shy away from making their own stuff because they don’t think they have the time or skill.  Believe me I am not a pioneer woman who can spin yarn, preserve vegetables, and make my own clothes.  But you don’t have to be Laura Ingalls Wilder to make some food staples for you and your family.

Today will be the easiest and cheapest DIY yet.  You’re going to make tortilla chips in less than 20 minutes and it will only cost you about $.40.  Yes you heard me right, $.40.  You will never buy tortilla chips again after this post. Ok you might, but you don’t have to with this trick up your sleeve!

I use El Milagro corn tortilla shells for this because the ingredient list is extremely short (corn, salt, lime) and they are only $.33 at Aldi.  You can use any corn tortilla that you would like, just make sure to read the ingredients.  I also use a pizza cutter to cut the tortillas because it’s faster, but a sharp knife will work too.

Tortilla Chips

DIY: Tortilla Chips

  • 1 package of El Milagro corn tortillas
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.  Using a pizza cutter cut the tortillas into chip size pieces.  On a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet arrange the chips into a single layer.
  2. Squeeze the lime juice on to the chips and then drizzle the chips with a little olive oil.  You don’t need to drench them, just a little bit will work.  Then sprinkle with a pinch or so of salt.
  3. Bake the chips for 8-12 minutes checking often to make sure they don’t burn.  Remove from oven and let cool before devouring.

It’s that easy to have a pile of tortilla chips ready to scoop up delicious guacamole or salsa.  Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!

DIY: Tortilla Chips

What’s your favorite chip topping?