Homemade tortilla strips are a crunchy, salty garnish that tastes way better than the store-bought alternative!
Let’s get started!
- tortillas - oil - salt
Don’t let your oil get hot, or the strips will burn (over 350°F is too hot).
Cut the tortillas in half, then cut them into ½-inch strips along the short end and set aside.
Heat the vegetable oil to 350°F in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the tortilla strips for about 45-90 seconds until lightly browned.
Remove the tortilla strips and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Sprinkle salt on top of them immediately and allow to cool before serving!