How to turn flour tortillas into crispy tortilla chips or taco shells

How to turn flour tortillas into crispy tortilla chips or taco shells
White chilli with tortilla chips (7)

If you have flour tortillas in your cupboard, you don’t just have to use them to make wraps, fajitas or burritos. You can also crisp them up to make delicious tortilla chips or taco shells. It is really easy to do. You can even use brown or whole flour tortillas to make it healthier.

Method for tortilla chips
1. Brush each flour tortilla with a little olive oil on both sides. You can also sprinkle them with a little seasoning if you like.
2. Heat your oven to 200°C.
3. Place the tortillas on a baking tray and bake for about 4 minutes. Check regularly as they burn quickly. They are ready when they are crispy.
4. Cut them into triangular shapes using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors and serve.White chilli with tortilla chips (3)White chilli with tortilla chips (5)

Method for taco shells
1. Brush each flour tortilla with a little olive oil on both sides.
2. Heat your oven to 200°C.
3. Take an oven rack and hang the tortillas over two bars of the rack. Repeat with the other tortillas so they all hang down.
4. Bake for about 4 minutes.  Check regularly as they burn quickly. They are ready when they are crispy.

These are great served with chilli. You can put the chilli instead as a taco filling, or load it on top as nachos. Try my recipes for white chilli or chilli con carne with chocolate here.White chilli with tortilla chips (10)

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