We don’t eat a ton of chips in our house (unless it’s kale chips.) But sometimes taco night calls for some homemade tortilla chips. Here’s how to easily make your own tortilla chips that are naturally gluten-free and healthier.
Fried vs. Baked Tortilla Chips
I’ve included directions for how to make yummy homemade chips 3 different ways. You can use the oven for a baked version, fry them on the stovetop, or use the air fryer. Of course, the baked and air-fried versions won’t have as much fat in them, but I don’t worry about that too much as long as it’s a healthy fat.
A lot of recipes call for vegetable oils like canola oil, but here we’re using tallow or coconut oil. They aren’t high in inflammatory Omega-6s like canola, corn, or soy oil. And while I love olive oil in my salad dressing, I don’t like cooking with it. Because olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat it’s more easily oxidized at high temperatures.
Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips
Most tortilla chips are made with corn instead of flour tortillas, so they’re naturally gluten-free. Our family avoids a lot of grains, but sometimes I like a good chip. It’s no secret I love Mexican food, and tortilla chips come with the territory.
Ever since I’ve gotten my auto-immune disease into remission, my body can handle some grains now and then.
Easy Recipes to Serve With Homemade Chips
Tortilla chips are only as good as what you serve them with though. They’re great as an appetizer, snack, or side dish. I usually use cassava flour chips in my BBQ chicken nachos, but homemade tortilla chips would also work. Here are a few more serving and dipping ideas.
- Pico de Gallo
- Roasted red pepper hummus
- Smoked salmon dip
- Radish cream cheese dip
- French onion dip
- Fermented Salsa
- Roasted salsa verde
Homemade Tortilla Chips Recipe
What do you like to serve with your tortilla chips? Leave a comment and let me know!