Baked Tortilla Chips

Baked Tortilla Chips

9 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

Incredible flavor, crisp and crunchy. These chips are baked, not fried, making them a fresh and healthy alternative to store-bought chips. Serve with your favorite Salsa, Guacamole, or Dip at your next party and watch them disappear!


1 12-oz package Corn tortillas; - stale
-- Brine --
2 cups Water
2 tablespoons Corn oil; - or a neutral flavored vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Lime juice; (up to 3 tablespoons), or the juice of one large lime
1 teaspoon Cayenne; - or to taste
2 tablespoons Salt

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, cut each stale tortilla into 6 wedges. (You can do this quickly by stacking tortillas and cutting them all at once. If your tortillas are fresh, spread them on wire racks and let dry at room temperature for at least 1 hour or more.) In a medium saucepan, whisk together water, oil, lime juice, cayenne and salt. Warm over low heat while whisking to thoroughly combine. Dip tortilla wedges into warmed brine solution, then shake off any excess brine. (Use a brief dip for lightly flavored chips, or a longer soak for a more pronounced taste.) Spread prepared tortilla wedges in a single layer on rimmed baking sheets. Bake in center of oven, turning occasionally, until golden-brown and crisp, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool on wire racks.

Makes about 4 to 6 servings.

Caution: Be careful not to bake the chips too long. Once they start to brown...they cook quickly; they go from not yet ready, to perfectly golden-brown, to all of a sudden they're burned, in just a minute or so!


Tortillas can be cut into wedges for dipping or in strips for use in tortilla soup or chilequiles.

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Brine flavored, crisp and delicious!

Cut smaller taco-style tortillas into 6 wedges. You can quickly cut the tortillas into wedges by stacking them and cutting them all at once.

Watch carefully, once chips start to brown...they cook quickly! They go from not yet ready, to perfectly golden-brown, to all of a sudden they're burned, in just a minute or so!

Great chips make great nachos!

When using larger burrito-style tortillas, cut them into 8 wedges.

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Yum! I also used fresh tortillas only because I didn't have time to let them sit out for an hour, but they still came out great! I had to bake them longer, and they still came out a little soft. So I will definitely let them sit out next time. Another winner, though, despite my lack of following directions!
JStoley 4m ago

Nice and easy to make. Would make again
Gman2486 2y ago

Verry delicous
ChefEnnE 2y ago

Best tortilla chips
cookerlover234 3y ago

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sgrishka 6y ago

I didn't realize the tortillas needed to be stale, so I just baked them longer and they came out great still. I love the flavor of the chips, I used them in a version of frito pie. I might cut down on the salt next time though. Thanks for posting. :)
pineapplebutter 6y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
sgrishka 8y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
sgrishka 8y ago

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