The Whirly Girl

Make Your Own Everything: Tortilla Chips

Posted on: April 16, 2009

At my school every Friday is “Falcon [school mascot] Friday,” which means students can wear jeans and their school tshirt, as opposed to their uniforms.  Teachers have taken that to mean we can wear anything we want, provided it isn’t more casual than jeans, and there is something so liberating about rolling out of bed Friday mornings and throwing on jeans and whatever shirt is convenient.  Recently I came to the bottom of the shirts-that-are-technically-tshirts-but-fitted-enough-to-wear-to-work pile and found the one that says “make your own everything.”

Feeling inspired, and since nachos are on our menu for the week, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own tortilla chips.  I remember my mom making them with leftover corn tortillas and I found this recipe to guide me.  I was pretty pleased with the end result.  They’re thicker than store bought chips and sturdy enough to hold nacho topping goodness.  Ironically enough, I ran out of steam before getting around to actually making dinner and we went out instead.  I put them chips to bed in a ziplock and used them the next day. 

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