How to Cook Tortillas and Beans

How to Make Corn Tortilla Chips

Once you've made corn tortillas, turning them into chips is easy. Here's how:

  1. Stack tortillas. Cut through the stack, cutting tortillas into six or eight equal tortillas.

    Cut tortillas into chips when making corn tortilla chips to go with Mexican cooking recipes.
    Cut tortillas into chips.
  2. Heat 1/2-inch of oil in deep skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Fry tortilla wedge in a single layer for one minute or until crisp, turning occasionally. Remove with slotted spoon; drain. Salt if desired.

    Fry tortilla wedges until crisp when making tortilla chips for mexican cooking recipes.
    Fry tortilla wedges until crisp.

It's time to move onto another Mexican staple: beans. Find out how to make refried beans in our final section.

Not what you’re looking for? Try these:

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