National Tortilla Chip Day | Homemade Tortilla Chips – The Foodie Patootie

National Tortilla Chip Day | Homemade Tortilla Chips

There are some days of the year that celebrate more than one food holiday. I think that one day should have been dedicated to both margaritas and tortilla chips. After all, don’t the two go together perfectly?

For National Margarita Day, I made a strawberry amaretto version, and then celebrated with Nichole and our husbands at a local restaurant where I had a frozen pomegranate margarita. Mmmmm! Also, I ate an obscene amount of tortilla chips because the salsa at Miguel’s is on point.

Anyway, for National Tortilla Chip Day, I decided to go the semi-easy route and just make homemade chips. I thought to make salsa, but I had just bought a container and didn’t want to waste my other groceries. And then I thought that I could make guacamole to go with it, but not only is there a National Guacamole Day, but there’s a National Spicy Guacamole Day, so I decided to save those for later.

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Although I knew you could make homemade tortilla chips, I guess it never crossed my mind for how exactly to accomplish that. I never tried, I never looked into it, and so I was a tad bit surprised at how simple it is to do. I suppose I should have known, but when I figured out that I only needed corn tortillas, oil and salt, I vowed to never buy a bag of tortilla chips again!

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Especially after how the chips came out, all crispy and amazing, I don’t know that you can top a homemade batch.

I cut each corn tortilla into six chips, but I can see myself making tostadas with the entire tortilla and topping with spanish chicken, cheese, and peppers. Delicious!

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What do you like to top your tortilla chips with? Salsa, guacamole, queso, or something else entirely?

National Tortilla Chip Day | Homemade Tortilla Chips
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 30 chips
  • Canola oil
  • 5 corn tortillas, cut each into 6 triangle shaped pieces
  • Salt
  1. Heat enough oil in stove top pan to go up by 1/4 inch.
  2. Place tortilla chips in pan (I was able to fit 10 for each batch). Place in a single layer and don’t overcrowd.
  3. Fry each batch for 2 minutes, or until chips begin to change color and become harder. Remove the chips from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and cover with another paper towel in preparation for the next batch.

Tomorrow: National Clam Chowder Day; National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day

3 Responses to “National Tortilla Chip Day | Homemade Tortilla Chips”

  1. Krystal — February 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Ok, I didn’t know you can FRY these babies! I have only baked them before! I loved it.

  2. Nichole C — February 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I love homemade salsas and guac! And accidentally made an insanely spicy version that Jason loves, and I need a gallon of water with…I have yet to make homemade tortilla chips for these dips, though…I think it’s time to change this!

  3. Leslie — February 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Regular guac and spicy guac days on the food holiday calendar?! What the heck?! Well, I’m not complaining…you know how I feel about the green stuff. Your homemade chips came out so beautiful…all golden and crisp 🙂 I love making these too..and you’re right, they are very easy..but oh so tasty!!!

    P.S. Miguels’ salsa IS on point (as is their seafood enchilada and tacos Michocan)
    P.P.S. I love your new layout! So clean but still with personality 🙂

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