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The perfect touch to a good salsa recipe is a good home made batch of freshly fried tortillas. You should be able to find raw white corn tortillas in any grocery store.

Raw Tortillas

Raw Tortillas

Items Needed

You will need:

White Corn Tortillas

Corn Oil

Salt

Knife

Cutting Board

Tongs

Skillet

Cutting Tortillas

Cutting Tortillas

First Step: Cutting Tortillas

First remove the corn tortillas from their bag and then cut the stack of them into fourths.

Frying TortillasFlipping Tortillas

Removing Tortillas

Frying Tortillas

Second Step: Frying Tortillas

Now it is time to fry the tortillas. Just fill a skillet 1/4 of an inch full of corn oil. Then place it on a medium high burner to heat up. Then take a few of the tortillas pieces and carefully place them in the hot skillet and let them fry until golden brown on one side then flip them over to cook on the other side, wait until they are golden brown on the other side and then remove them from the skillet and place them on top of two paper towels.

(If you have never fried any thing before there are some safety rules to hot oil. One: Never leave it unattended. If you do, it could start your house on fire. Two: If you have children make sure it is out of their reach and the handle of the skillet is not hanging off the stove top where they can grab it. Three: Use the proper utensils to fry--this never includes your hands. I can tell you from experience hot oil hurts your fingers! And Number Four: Never put your paper towels or other flammable items too close to your stove burner. Also, Keep a sauce pan lid--that fits your frying pan--around any time you fry with hot oil; this way, if their is a fire, you can suffocate it out before it spreads beyond of the frying pan. I am not trying to scare you, just trying to make this an enjoyable experience. Don't worry, the probability of catching toast on fire is more likely than a corn tortilla chip).

Salting Tortillas

Salting Tortillas

Third Step: Salting

Once you remove your tortillas from the oil and have placed them on the paper towels immediately salt them before the oil drips off. This will make the salt stick.

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

Forth Step: Removing Oil

Before putting more chips in the corn oil put another paper towel on top of the chips you just finished frying. The paper towels will absorbs the unneeded corn oil. 

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas and Salsa

Fresh Corn Tortilla Chips

 

Enjoy your corn tortilla chips!

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