Easy Homemade Salted Corn Tortilla Chips

Corn tortilla chips with lemon wedges on a wooden board

When we decided to make tacos the other night, I knew I wanted to make some homemade tortilla chips! When you forget to grab some at the store, make them! I promise you they’re even better. Only two of us were eating so I used half of the bag of tortillas. We still had WAY too many tortillas left! I thought I might as well make some more before they go bad… I mean, I can’t say no to chips, right?⁣ So now we have the biggest surplus of the best homemade chips sitting in our pantry! We’re ready for a feast! Who’s coming over to help us eat them?!

The Recipe

To make these super easy chips all you need is some GF corn tortillas (yes, do make sure they are truly GF as some brands use wheat flour), some oil for frying, and salt or your favorite seasonings🧂If you are oil-free, I hear using an air fryer works great, too! Here’s a link to our air fryer if you’re interested: Chefman Air Fryer Air fryers are incredible and if you don’t have one already I highly recommend you look into one, anyways!

Start by slicing the corn tortillas into 8 pieces! Half, fourth, then half those pieces! Bring oil in the pan to medium heat and fry chips until their nicely golden brown on each side. They usually take about 30 seconds to start browning (faster if the oil is hotter) so keep your eye on them always! Keep a plate with paper towel to help soak up any excess oil from the chips after they’re done frying. Season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, or whatever you like! Add some salsa and guacamole on the side and you got yourself the perfect appetizer.

💥 The easiest corn tortilla chips…ever! Prepare to be addicted 🙊

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Recipe by The Heartfelt WayCourse: AppetizersCuisine: Mexican
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Homemade corn tortilla chips are extremely easy and once you’ve made them at home you’ll never want to buy packaged chips again.


  • 1 package corn tortillas

  • vegetable oil

  • salt (optional)


  • In a pan, pour oil until about 1/2 inch to 1-inch deep.
  • Bring oil to medium heat.
  • Place some cut up tortillas into oil and flip once slightly browned (usually about 45 secs-1 min each side)
  • After both sides are done, place on towel to absorb excess oil and salt or season to desired flavor.⁣

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