I owed my friend homemade corn tortilla chips and guacamole because i told her i would make it for her....9 months ago... better late than never! these tortilla chips tasted like they came from a mexican restaurant! fresh and crispy, these chips are perfect for salsa or guacamole :]
take 1 cup of masa harina flour (yes, this exact brand!) and then add 4.5 oz of water. this amount of water was extremely perfect for 1 cup of flour, but if you need to add more just add 1 tablespoon at a time. you're looking for a soft dough that does not stick to your hands after mixing the flour and water together after a couple minutes.
add a dash of salt and mix the dough together until it forms a nice soft dough like this!
wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for half an hour so it'll be possible to roll the dough out pretty thin. i accidentally left the dough in the fridge for three hours because i fell asleep...
i used my scale to divide the dough into 8 equal sized balls, but you can also just approximate.
put them in a tightly closed container so they don't lose their moisture.
then take a ball and one of those huge ziploc freezer bags and place the ball inside
then i used a small pyrex glass tupperware to flatten the ball
while the dough is still inside the freezer bag, i rolled it out very, very thinly with my rolling pin
i took the dough out of the freezer bag (very carefully! or else it'll rip!) and then i used that same tupperware to cut the edges, since the edges looked really gross..
i used the excess to make more tortillas so no waste!
the size of my tupperware was perfect! i couldn't get over how pretty they looked while i was cutting them out!
after cutting them, make sure you cover them to prevent the moisture from leaving the tortillas.
heat up a skillet with vegetable oil on medium and then cook each side of the tortilla.
beautiful! i added a little more vegetable oil on the skillet after each turn so each side would be golden brown.
my stack of finished tortillas :) you can use these for tostadas, mamacitas! or you can continue reading if you wanna make nachos!
cut the tortillas like this!
then season both sides of the chips with vegetable oil, salt, and pepper and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
i really hope you try this recipe! it's super easy to make and you'll never want to buy tortilla chips from the store again!
(makes about 10 tortillas)
1 cup masa harina flour
4.5 ounces of water
a couple shakes of salt