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Grama's Tortillitas

Recipe Information
Homemade tortilla chips

Maria Luna

Serves/Makes:about 12

  • 24 corn tortillas, 2 days old
  • 3 cups (700 ml) oil (peanut or vegetable)
  • paper towels to drain
  • salt
  • chili powder(optional)
  • Cut tortillas into eighths with a sharp knife.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Fry about a cup of tortilla wedges at a time till crisp. This take about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove to paper toweling to drain and sprinkle lightly with salt and chili powder.
  • Continue until all tortilla wedges are are fried.
  • Excellent with salsa, pico de gallo, or guacamole.
My darling grandma makes these all the time. They are an excellent way to use up tortillas. The older tortillas seem to taste better then the fresh ones, at least that what my family thinks. We call them Grama's Tortillitas because as a child I couldn't say "grandma". It came out grama. The tortillitas came from my brothers. It means Little tortillas, at least that what my brothers say.