Mexican Restaurant Recipe
Makes 8 Chips
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 corn tortilla
cayenne pepper (optional)
In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil to 350 degrees. You'll know the oil is ready when you add a small piece of tortilla to the skillet and it floats and bubbles. Cut round tortilla into triangle shapes of any size you want, then add the triangles to the oil. When one side becomes golden brown, about 1 minute, flip them over and fry the opposite sides until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chips from the oil and transfer to paper towels to drain. Toss the chips with salt and the cayenne, if using.