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Monday, April 13, 2009

Cheap Appetizers: Baked Tortilla Chips

There’s no need to fork out money for those prepared chips, nuts, and noshes! With a tiny bit of forethought and only a few extra minutes, you can make your own snacks and appetizers for much less.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Get a package of fresh corn tortillas, cut them into quarters, and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Depending on how much you’re watching calories, either brush each chip with olive oil or give the whole batch a quick spray from a can or mister. Sprinkle with kosher or sea salt.* Bake** at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them, because once they start browning, they go fast.

* If you like flavored chips, you can give these a quick squirt of lime juice, or a sprinkling of chili or garlic powder, or anything else that appeals.

** Fried chips are probably even more delicious, but we’re afraid to try that, lest we never go back to the baked version, which suits us and our guests just fine.

1 comment:

  1. Annual croquet tournament coming up, and need some ideas for inexpensive buffet food. Got any ideas? (and if you're in the NoVa area, drop by on June 20!)