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Homemade Tortilla Chips Recipe

Lil' Luna
Homemade tortilla chips are crispy and sprinkled with salt. They are surprisingly quick and simple to whip up!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 113 kcal


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • ¾-1 cup vegetable oil
  • kosher salt or other coarse salt, to taste


  • Tortilla chips fry better when the tortillas are a little dried out. You can lay them out on paper towels or wax paper for a few hours before cutting, or dry them in the oven: Lay tortillas out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Cut each tortilla into 6 triangle-shaped wedges.
  • Add enough oil to a large skillet to fill about ¼ inch high and heat over medium heat to about 350 degrees F. You can test the heat of the oil by adding a small piece of tortilla to it; if the oil is hot enough, the tortilla should sizzle.
  • Working in batches, fry tortilla triangles in the hot oil until color changes just slightly and pieces are crispy, 3–4 minutes. Place on a paper towel–lined plate when done.
  • Sprinkle chips with salt while warm. Serve warm with salsa.



Baking Instructions: Place tortilla triangles in a large bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Toss until lightly coated. Spread triangles in a single layer on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 4–5 minutes. Remove from the oven and season with more salt.


Serving: 1gCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Homemade Tortilla Chips
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