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How to make tortilla chips


Potato chips are an unwholesome thing (well, they say), and, like any unwholesome thing, they ask in your mouth.

You can, of course, cook potato chips at home: they say it will be more useful. But recently, more and more often you see that people are preparing chips from pita bread.

We do not have pita bread, but there are tortilla cakes. This is the same as pita bread, only in a different form - round.

Today I had cakes of 20 centimeters in diameter.

I didn’t salt the chips. If you have an irresistible desire to do this - do not deny yourself this.

As spices and herbs, I had Svani salt and dry basil. You can not use anything at all, but with the basil it turned out pretty, and with Svani salt it was also fragrant.

It is very tasty to serve such chips with some salsa, sauce, dip.

So, pita bread or, as in my case, cut the tortilla randomly. Of course, you should not grind. I cut the tortilla with a diameter of 20 cm into 8-10 parts. These are the triangles.

Put sliced ​​pieces on a baking sheet.

In a bowl, mix ketchup and sour cream.

Apply a thin layer of tomato-sour cream mixture to pieces. It is convenient to do this with a culinary brush, and even more conveniently with a silicone culinary brush.

Sprinkle with herbs and / or spices if desired.

Bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

Tortilla tortilla chips with tomato and sour cream flavor are ready.

Mastering the Cooking of Mexican Nachos

Nachos chips appeared in the distant 40s of the last century, these crispy triangles were served in Mexican restaurants as a simple snack. Not much time later, Mexican nachos chips made almost the whole world crunch. People gladly ate fried chipsins, not thinking that they could harm the figure. Nowadays, nothing has changed; there are only more fans of this dish. Well, enough about the empty, now let's talk about how to prepare nachos chips. According to the culinary tradition, we will first familiarize ourselves with the ingredients without which cooking will not go.

Products on Mexican Chips

Just note that the nachos chips are prepared from corn flour, not wheat, so you have to puff and find corn flour in your favorite supermarket. Wheat flour is suitable if you just want to get a crispy tortilla, but not the original Mexican nachos chips. Now we suggest you cook the cheese nachos, so the ingredients for cooking:

  • Cornmeal 400 gr.
  • 250-300 gr of hot water.
  • 40 ml of olive or sunflower oil.
  • A small bag of ground paprika.
  • 8 gr. cinnamon.
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste.

To make cheese sauce that will improve this dish, we need the following products:

  • 150 gr Cheddar cheese.
  • 20 percent sour cream - half a glass.
  • Red bell pepper.
  • Hot chili pepper 1pc.

How to cook a crispy appetizer "Nachos"

The cooking process is not too complicated, cooking will take you about an hour and a half, no more. Now you will be given a flow chart, which is as always painted step by step.

So, chips nachos- recipe for cooking:

  1. First, instructions for preparing the right dough for future crispy bread will go, by the way this cake is called a tortilla by Mexicans and is considered a delicious bread base for many national dishes. But we'll talk about how to cook different types of tortilla next time. Back to the dough, first sift the cornmeal into a wide bowl. Pour salt, paprika and black pepper to it.
  2. In a bowl of hot water, pour olive or sunflower oil. Pour oily water into a bowl of flour. Using a spatula or spoon, knead a sticky flour mass. Let the dough cool slightly and begin to knead manually. You should get a tight and non-sticky test ball.
  3. Spread the parchment on the table and sprinkle it with a small amount of cornmeal, and carry out the same loose processing for rolling. Tear off the lump from the large test lump for less, repeat this procedure several times until several identical and small lumps decorate your parchment sheet.
  4. Take one ball and roll it with a rolling pin until you get a thin cake, its thickness should not be more than 2 mm. Now we need a pizza roll, if not, then a very sharp knife. We cut a cake with a roller or a knife into equal long strips, and then we cut neat rhombuses from the strips.
  5. Now we cut our tortilla chips into neat triangles. We parch the parchment with these triangles and transfer to a baking sheet. On the oven we set the temperature mode to 180 degrees. We start baking nachos, the baking process will take 10 minutes. You can bake triangles not in the oven, but deep-fried, but the benefits of this procedure are dubious. With foods fried in large quantities of oil, you can earn cellulite on the pope.

We hope that you do not need detailed instructions for the deep-frying technique. Everything is simple, they put oil in a saucepan, set it on fire, when the oil became hot we throw nachos into it and wait for the appearance of a beautiful gold on the triangle, not forgetting to stir. When your nachos corn chips are cooked, put them nicely on a dish and continue cooking the sauce for this appetizer.

Cooking Cheese Sauce

Now we will prepare the cheese sauce for nachos. You are already familiar with the products for him. The scheme of action is as follows:

  1. My bell pepper and chili pepper and chop them finely, finely, pour into a saucepan.
  2. Now it's time to add sour cream, pour the sour cream in a saucepan where chopped peppers already lie.
  3. The final touch is adding cheese, three of it on a fine grater onto a plate, and then gently pour into a bowl and put it melted in the microwave. We mix viscous cheese "slurry" with sour cream and pepper mixture. The sauce is ready, you can add a pinch of salt if desired.

As for sauces, here you can not be limited to the cheese option, you can serve guacamole sauce, you could familiarize yourself with its recipe in our recent article. Now the finish stage is a beautiful and delicious presentation of the dish. Ready nachos lie neatly all over the plate, in the center of the bowl we set the sauce boat with the selected “dressing”. Dinner is served!