If you're anything like me, your favorite part of going to a Mexican restaurant is the yummy, warm tortilla chips they bring to snack on. We went to a restaurant recently and I boxed most of my meal to bring home so I could instead eat the tortilla chips while they were warm! The other day while I was wondering around Whole Foods I saw some corn tortillas and grabbed them so I could finally try making my own tortilla chips. I'm not sure why I haven't tried sooner as it really couldn't be more simple. You just brush a little vegetable oil on the tortillas, cut them up and pop them in the oven to bake. You can also fry them (which I'm sure is yummy though not very healthy) but I went the baked route this time. I didn't have any salsa on hand but even by themselves, these warm tortilla chips were really good!!
Baked Tortilla Chips
Twelve 6-inch corn tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Fine salt (optional - I didn't salt mine)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Brush both sides of the tortillas with the oil. Stack the tortillas and cut the pile into sixths (I cut mine into eighths) to make chips. Spread the chips out in a single layer on two large baking sheets and season with salt. Bake until golden brown and crisp, rotating the baking sheets once, about 12 to 15 minutes.