How to Make Crispy Baked Tortilla Strips

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Strips are the perfect quick & easy crunchy garnish for soups & salads, and a fun alternative to crackers. 

My sister recently clued me in to the idea of baked  tortilla strips.

I was intrigued and decided to try making them myself.

They are so quick and easy, and I can’t explain how absolutely delicious they are! We love them at our house.

How to Make Light & Crispy Homemade Baked Tortilla Strips 

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 soft large tortilla shells
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Step by step instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Step 2: Using a serated knife, cut the tortillas into thin, 1/4 inch strips. Then cut the longest strips in half.
  • Step 3: Pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl. Using a silicone brush, brush a thin coat of oil in the bottom of a large baking sheet.
  • Step 4: Lay the tortilla strips in the bottom of the pan in a single layer and brush a thin coat of olive oil on the top of the strips.
  • Step 5: Bake at 425 degrees for 13 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy – rotating the pan at the half way mark. **Note, this recipe was baked on a stoneware pan. If using a different type of pan, you may need to reduce the baking time. 

How do you use crispy baked tortilla strip chips?

These tortilla strips are snap-them-in-half crunchy and are so delicious! We used them in place of crackers to go with our soup. They make a pretty garnish, but also taste delicious dipped into the soup. They would also make a great appetizer served alongside salsa.

People also like to use them on salad toppings as well. They’d be perfect with taco salad.

If you want a spicy chip, sprinkle your favorite spicy spice (like cayanne pepper) on top before baking.

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Crispy Baked Tortilla Strips

Crispy Baked Tortilla Strips are the perfect quick & easy garnish for soups & salads, and a fun alternative to crackers. They also make a great appitizer when dipped in salsa!
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:13 mins
Total Time:18 mins

Equipment

  • HUMBEE Bread Knife 10 Inch Serrated Knife for Home Kitchen and Professional Use Stainless High Carbon Steel
  • Silicone Basting Brush Set of Two Long Handle Pastry Brush for Grilling, Baking, BBQ and Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2- 12 inch flour tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Step 2: Using a serated knife, cut the tortillas into thin, 1/4 inch strips. Then cut the longest strips in half.
  • Step 3: Pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl. Using a silicone brush, brush a thin coat of oil in the bottom of a large jelly roll sized baking sheet.
  • Step 4: Lay the tortilla strips in the bottom of the pan in a single layer and brush a thin coat of olive oil on the top of the strips.
  • Step 5: Bake at 425 degrees for 13 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy – rotating the pan at the half way mark.

Notes

Baking times may vary based on oven model and type of baking pan used. This recipe time was based on using a stoneware pan. Peek in on the baking strips often to prevent burning.
Course: Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Rita Joy

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