I made baked tortilla chips for my classes the other day and they loved them. You know when teenagers tell you that something is good it really is. They tell it like it is most of the time. I was proving a point to them about portion control as well as fat grams in servings. Bagged corn chips that are usually served with cheese dip or salsa have 180 calories with 9 grams of fat for one serving which is thirteen chips. I piled the chips up and asked them if they considered that one serving. Everyone said no very loudly! Next I pulled out a medium-sized flour tortilla which is 110 calories with 2 grams of fat. And this is what I did.
I sprayed each tortilla with Pam. If you don’t use Pam using a pastry brush a light coat of vegetable oil on both sides. Cut the tortilla into 6 or 8 wedges. I used kitchen shears. You could use a knife. Place on a cookie sheet or a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 4 – 6 minutes. I used convection bake and placed them on the bottom rack. Don’t turn your back on these chips. They brown quickly and you could easily burn them in a minute. I am making these for my family for Cinco de Mayo and I’m sprinkling a little Kosher salt on them before cooking. I really think that you will be surprised at how good these chips are. They are crisp and flaky. Think about it 2 grams of fat vs. 9 grams of fat that is a big winner in my kitchen!
Here are a few other dishes that you might like for Cinco de Mayo or for that matter just any old day:
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