Fried Tortilla Strips

These are pan-fried crisp and salty, perfect on top of a mexican-style soup or chili. You can also cut them larger and make homemade chips to go with salsa.

Servings and Times

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 minutes

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We start by heating a small frying pan over medium heat. We then take a tortilla, fold it in half, cut with scissors, and then cut strips and place on a plate. We repeat with the other tortilla and place these strips in another pile on the plate.

We pour three tablespoons of the oil into the pan and when the end of a wooden spoon placed in the oil causes bubbles to rise quickly around it, we know the oil is hot. We place half of the strips into the oil and stir around with our tongs to try and keep them in one layer. After about a minute, we stir again, trying to turn any strips that are sticking out of the oil. When they are golden and crisp we remove them from the oil with our tongs and place them on a paper-towel lined plate. We immediately sprinkle them with some salt. We add a little more oil, make sure the oil is hot, and repeat with the second batch.

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