Mmm; chips & salsa. So good, so easy, & yet it can be so costly! When it comes to chips, you have two options: get a bag of high-quality tortilla chips from your local store (I enjoy the blue corn chips, myself), or you can enjoy freshly made chips very easily!!
What you need*:
» Large pan for frying
» Paper towels
For the chips:
» 1 package corn tortillas, usually available near the cheese.
» oil of your choice (corn, vegetable, or canola works best!)
For the salsa:
» 2 large tomatoes, diced (the juiciest varieties are best – I like using Romas)
» 1 small red onion (or your favorite variety), diced
» 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
» 1 teaspoon salt
» 1 small jalapeno, diced, if desired
How to do it:
» Make the salsa first by combining all ingredients in a large bowl. Set in the fridge so all the juices & flavors mix together.
» Cut the tortillas into chips; you can get 6-8 chips from one tortilla.
» Using a large pan or electric fryer, heat 3-4 inches of oil. Place tortilla slices in oil a few at a time (depending upon size of pan), turning with tongs. They’ll be done in one or two minutes – don’t let them burn!
» Place tortillas on paper towels to dry. Keep them warm in your oven once dry!
*Other options include swapping out cilantro for fresh peaches, pineapple, raspberries, or mango, if you’d like! You can also add a clove or two or garlic if that’s your thing. Try it & see!