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Tortilla Chips for Chilaquiles

Tortilla Chips for Chilaquiles 6.000
Jan 5, 2005

The chips can be made several days ahead of time and stored in resealable plastic food storage bags.

Servings: 6
  • Use three 5-inch corn (not wheat) tortillas per person
  • About 3 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil, plus additional as needed

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To fry the tortillas: Stack the tortillas and slice them into strips about 11/4 inch wide. Spread the strips on 1 or 2 baking sheets and leave out on the kitchen counter overnight (or, to speed the process, place in a 200-degree oven until the pieces stiffen and curl, about 1 hour).

In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat the lard or oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches, place some of the dried tortilla strips in the oil, being careful not to crowd the skillet. Using tongs, turn the strips and stir them frequently until the pieces are just golden, 3 to 4 minutes. May need to reduce the heat slightly. Transfer to paper towels or a brown paper bag to drain. Repeat with the remaining strips, adding more lard or oil between batches as necessary.

To bake the tortillas: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly brush both sides of the tortillas with vegetable oil. Stack the tortillas and slice them into strips about 11/4 inches wide. Spread the strips on 1 or 2 baking sheets lined with foil and bake, turning the chips at least once, until they are just golden, 15 to 20 minutes total.

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From Washington cook and food blogger Ed Bruske.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (approximate): 197

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 5g 8%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 121mg 5%

Total Carbohydrates: 35g 12%

Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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