Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

I don’t know about you, but when I go out to Mexican restaurants the basket of chips at the beginning is my favorite. I like the ones that are hot like they just got out of the fryer and are slightly salty. If it was possible, I would just go in and eat those, but the servers kind of frown on that. So when I had some corn tortillas in the fridge left over from when I made some tacos, I knew just what I wanted to do with them. I fried a few up and while they were still hot tossed them in fresh lime juice, kosher salt and a little chili powder for a kick. Yum!

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas cut into small triangles (I cut mine in half, then into thirds)
  • juice of 1/2 lime, (use the other half for your Corona ;-) )
  • kosher salt
  • chili powder to taste
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

1

Heat about 1 inch of canola oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Once hot add some of the tortillas and fry until crisp and golden. About 2-3 minutes. (Note: Be careful not to over load the pan or it will drop the temperature of your oil and your chips will get soggy.) Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all of the chips are fried.

2

Transfer hot chips to a bowl. Sprinkle with a little salt, chili powder and the lime juice. Toss to coat. Serve.

Notes

See how easy they are? These are perfect with your favorite salsa or of course guacamole. Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Kevin
    March 30, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I like the sound of making your own lime tortilla chips!

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      Deseree
      March 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      Kevin: Thanks Kevin! It is surprisingly easy and you can make some really delicious chips!

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    NAOmni
    March 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    These looks great! I’m saving this…

    NAOmni

  • Reply
    Deseree
    March 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    You’re welcome finsmom!
    Rita: I bet this would be delicious on corn, I’ll have to give that a try next time I get my hands on some fresh corn. I haven’t tried to make these in the oven, but I have heard that it is pretty easy. All you need to do is lightly brush them with a little olive oil and bake them in a single layer at 350 degrees until they are crispy.
    Thanks Debbie!

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    Debbie
    March 26, 2009 at 5:16 am

    The tortilla chips look great. I’ve had some with lime before and they are the best!

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    Rita
    March 25, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hum, sounds good, I actually like my corn on the cob like that, with lime and chilli. I wonder, have you ever tried to do these chips in the oven?

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    finsmom
    March 25, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    My goodness! I need to make these ASAP! The chili lime combo sounds amazing! They are my fav part of eating at Mexican restaurants as well! Yum! Thanks for sharinG!