DIY Ranch Tortilla Chips

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Last December, I posted my DIY tortilla chips with a hint of lime.   I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me at the time to make any other flavors.  We had a bunch of leftover corn tortillas laying around from the weekend’s enchiladas, and I decided to try ranch flavored.

If you head over to Pinterest, and type in “Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe”  in the search bar.  You will find a ton of awesome ones.  When I came up with this idea, my original plan was to make a homemade one.   It was much less expensive for me to just buy a ranch packet from the store.  I would have had to buy 4 different spices just to make one of these.  I am sure the homemade ones taste better though.

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Making your own tortilla chips is super easy.  You just cut corn tortillas into “chip like” shapes.  You can even use a cookie cutter to make different shapes if you like.

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I didn’t want my ranch chips to be overly seasoned.  I just sprinkled a little ranch on each chip.  When Greg tasted them, he wanted more ranch flavor.  Season yours the way you want.

Ranch Tortilla Chips ( makes 16 chips) 

Ingredients 

4 corn tortillas

1 tablespoon of oil ( olive or canola would work best)

1 packet of ranch dressing mix ( you wont use it all, save the rest for later)

Method 

Cut the corn tortillas into chip sized triangles.  arrange on a baking sheet.  brush a small amount of oil onto each chip with a pastry brush.  Season the chips with as much ranch seasoning mix you would prefer.  Bake them in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.  After they have been in the oven for 10 minutes.  STAY CLOSE to the oven and check on them frequently.  They can go from underdone to too done quickly.

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One thing I really like about making these DIY tortilla chips, is that you don’t have a bag of junky chips staring you in the face after you have had some.  This is a great way to control portion size, when you want something salty.  I mean ranchy.  🙂

My brother and I ( from Chicago) both married Iowans.  We all know how much they love their Ranch.  Just ask my Sister-in-law, Celia.

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5 Comments

  1. ranch chips are MY FAVORITE, I do not know why I have not made them myself! yours look SO good. my second favorite is lime flavored, I have to go hunt down your recipe! CHEERS!

     
  2. There is no way I can resist a bowl of these if they were sitting in front of me. The tortilla chips look so good. I like how easy it is to make these chips.

     
  3. Yum! I’m on board with these chips, obviously – the Iowa connection 🙂

     
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  5. Brilliant recipe and taste. I really tastes such a solution and do it often. Theoretically, these chips can fry or bake – I always choose baked, I think they are then tastier and healthier.

    Still, I found a different solution with poppy seeds, nuts and other additives http://www.open-youweb.com/how-to-make-homemade-tortilla-chips/ and can anyone advise what else can you say to them?

     

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