I love to teach kids how to cook and it never
fails when you teach kids things like tortilla chips they say you mean you can make tortilla
chips? I’m Karen Lasher, Chef owner of “Around the Table” in Camas, Washington and I’m going
to show you how to make home made tortilla chips. We are going to start with corn tortilla
chips. You can either use white corn or yellow corn tortilla chips. These are white corn
tortillas. The yellow corn are just a little more yellow. Start by cutting a little stack
in half and then we are just going to cut depending on how big you want your tortilla
chips, triangles, just go around or you could make large ones by just cutting larger triangles.
After you have cut them, put them in a bowl, separating them nicely so that they kind of
fall into the bowl as a group
and then squirt some or pour some oil in, some canola oil works well, you can use olive
oil, it will add a little more flavor to your tortilla chips, a vegetable oil and then just
toss them lightly to coat all of your tortillas with a little bit of oil. After you have coated
them with oil put them on baking sheet, lined with parchment paper and spread them out.
You want them all to fit nice and crispy so make sure that they are not touching too much.
You don’t want any big mounds like this one in the middle here, those aren’t going to
crisp up very much and I like to add my salt at the end. I like to add the salt when they
come out of the oven. Therefore, if there is someone that has an issue with sodium and
is trying to reduce sodium in their diet they can have a tortilla chip without the salt
and you can pull those aside. So at this point we are going to bake them in a hot oven so
around 400 degrees and we’re going to put them in the oven and I have some here that
we’ve done that we’re going to pull out to show you as they come out of the oven and
they’re nice and crispy. Now this is the point where you are really going to want to add
your salt because they are hot, there is still a little bit of oil and it is going to stick,
the salt will stick to the oil and you toss those up and there you have fresh warm from
the oven tortilla chips ready for salsa, guacamole or any other thing you would like.