You need only three things to make crisp, golden tortilla chips at home: corn tortillas, oil and salt. Sure, you can bake them in the oven, but to put it simply, frying just makes things taste better. Fried chips are thicker and crunchier, making them a better vehicle for your salsa and guacamole. And anyone who has made tortilla chips from scratch can attest that their salty goodness is straight-up addictive.
Here are a few simple steps to fry your way to crisp, golden perfection—and help you forget about store-bought chips:
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