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Deep-Fried Tortilla Chips

serves 2-4

These crisp, puffed fried flour tortilla chips are a decadent alternative to store-bought. As with any deep frying, be sure not to fill the pot more than halfway up its sides with oil, or it risks boiling over and igniting. 


Vegetable oil
8 small flour tortillas, quartered
Salt to taste


prep: 10 minutes
total: 20 minutes


deep pot
slotted spoon
wire rack (or paper bag)


1. Fill a large, heavy pot 3-5 inches deep with oil for frying. Bring the oil to between 370 and 380F over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain that temperature.

2. Meanwhile, cut the tortillas in half, and the halves in half again. When the oil is at the right temperature, gently add the tortilla quarters to the pot one by one, working in two batches so as not to crowd the pot.

3. Fry the tortilla wedges, flipping them over frequently with the slotted spoon, until they're golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the chips to a wire rack or paper bag to drain. Salt to taste while they're still hot.


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