Have you ever had a food craving only to realize your pantry (or fridge) was void of this item?
It seems to happen to us all the time which is a bummer because we are lazy and don't want to make a special trip to the grocery. So most of the time, we go without.
One such evening, with a Lakehouse Outfitters Signature margarita in hand we were craving tortilla chips and homemade salsa (or pico as we like to call it) only to open the pantry door to discover the bag of chips had mysteriously disappeared. hmmmmm.
Devastated, my husband reached for the corn tortillas and exclaimed "I bet you could make them!" A redemption attempt perhaps?
In any case, this is when we discovered how easy and delicious home made tortilla chips are and how impressed our guests are when they come to the lake for happy hour to find me slaving over a hot stove making homemade tortilla chips. They are oh so delish and oh so easy.
Step 1: Buy Corn Tortillas and Crisco and keep them in your pantry as a stock item.
Step 2: When ready to treat yourself or your guests grab a heavy pan or dutch oven to use as your fryer.
Step 3: Melt the Crisco until very hot, but not smoking
Step 4: Remove the corn tortillas from the package and cut the entire stack into triangles
Step 5: Scatter the triangles on top of the hot oil until a single layer has formed. cook until the tortilla starts to bubble and brown and then turn and cook the other side until the desired color and crisp is attained.
Remove from oil and let rest on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil and salt to taste. Transfer into serving bowl and expect nibblers - the warm chips are irresistible.
REPEAT until all chips are cooked.
Once all the chips are cooked and seasoned, simply serve with your favorite salsa and a Lakehouse Outfitters Signature Margarita.
Don't have the LHO Margarita recipe? Click HERE
Enjoy - I'm off to melt some Crisco!