Monday, February 3, 2014

Baked Tortilla Chips with Lime

I have a slight obsession with Trader Joe's.  I was over the moon with happiness when they announced they were moving to Lexington.  They have great produce at great prices--not to mention their baked goods like the corn tortillas.  Twelve fresh corn tortillas for 99 cents.  Where else can you find that?  The answer is nowhere. 

Have you seen the price of tortilla chips lately?  Goodness gracious! That's why I make my own out of corn tortillas.  I can make as many as I want and none of them are crushed.  That's a win-win in my book!

My favorite tortilla chips in the world are at Chipotle.  They're salty and tangy with lime.  Delish!  Paired with guacamole or their corn salsa they are out of this world!

I found a recipe for tortilla chips that changed my life.  The oil is brushed on a whole tortilla and THEN the tortilla is cut.  Seems like a such a simple concept.  I can't believe it never occurred to me.

Once that's done you slap them on a sheet tray and throw them in the oven.  Can't get much easier than that!

Baked Tortilla Chips with Lime                                                  Printer Friendly


12 whole corn tortillas
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
1/2 lime, juiced

In a small bowl whisk the oil and lime juice.  Brush both sides of the first tortilla with the oil mixture.  Sprinkle with salt.  Place the second tortilla on top and brush the top of that tortilla with the oil and again sprinkle with salt.  Repeat until all of the tortillas have brushed with oil and salted.  Cut the tortillas in eighths and place on a sheet tray.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Serve with your favorite salsa or guacamole.  Enjoy!

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