How to Prepare Lime Tortilla Chips

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes



65ml freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp salt
10 fresh corn tortillas either bought or homemade, cut into quarters
2.2L groundnut oil


1) In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice and salt. One at a time, dip the chips into the mixture and arrange on a cooling rack set inside a sheet pan. Allow to dry for 1 hour or until there are no visible signs of moisture on the chips.

2) Place the oil into a large pot and heat to 185 to 190ºC. Gently lower the chips, 5 to 6 at a time, into the oil and fry for 20 to 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon or spider, remove the chips to a newspaper-lined sheet pan. Allow to cool 3 to 4 minutes before serving.

*If you prefer plain tortilla chips simply stack the fresh tortillas, cut into quarters and fry according to the instructions above. Usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes all told. 

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