Crispy tortilla strips are the best and make any dish taste better!
That is what we are making today! If you love your chili, Mexican soup, salad or like to snack try these baked tortilla strips. They are a great topping for these recipes. So are you ready to learn how to make tortilla strips? Let’s get started!
Crispy tortilla strips are so easy to make and taste way better than anything you can buy in the store.
It is also very cheap to make. Where you make your own corn tortillas or flour tortillas or buy tortillas in the store.
You can make these with just tortillas and your oven but to make them taste even better you can sprinkle the strips with your favorite seasoning.
Instead of frying them in oil these go in the oven. They may color not as evenly compared to fried but the taste is so good.
Tortilla strips ingredients
To make your own favorite strips you need only a handful of ingredients. Have the following ready when you start:
- Flour tortillas or corn tortillas
- Vegetable oil or cooking spray (easier to use)
- Fajita seasoning
How to make tortilla strips
To make this snack you start with preheating the oven to 400℉. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take a cutting board and put the tortillas on. You can either spray each tortilla with cooking spray or brush vegetable oil on both sides of the tortillas.
Then sprinkle with your favorite spice blend on the tortillas. Use brush or fingers to distribute the seasoning.
I find that using my fingers works best but you can also use a brush.
Stack the tortillas and cut them into 1/2-inch strips.
Add the strips to the baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes.
Then open the oven, take the baking sheet out of the oven and toss the strips. Return the baking sheet to the oven.
Bake an additional 5 minutes or until desired crispness. Take out of the oven.
Either serve warm or let them cool completely if you want to store for later use.
How to store baked tortilla strips
The best way to store these strips is to either put them in a ziplock bag or in an airtight container.
You can preserve them for at least a week or longer. They stay nice and crisp.
Use baked strips
As mentioned there are a million ways to use these strips. You can top them on dishes like:
Are tortilla strips vegan?
In general tortilla strips are vegan. If you make your own tortillas you control what goes in the tortillas.
Some store-bought flour tortillas contain lard or butter so you should stay away from those.
If you follow this recipe and make your own seasoning these strips are 100% vegan.
Are tortilla strips gluten-free?
If you use corn tortillas as the base of this recipe then they are gluten-free.
I used flour-tortillas and these are not gluten-free but substitute for corn tortillas and you are good to go.
Enjoy this easy tortilla strip recipe!
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Crispy tortilla strips are a great topping for soup, salad or chili. Easy to make, cheap and so tasty. Make them with corn or flour tortillas. Try it!
- 2 flour tortillas
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or cooking spray (easier to use)
- 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 400℉
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Take a cutting board to put the tortillas on. Spray each tortilla, both sides, with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil
- Sprinkle both sides of the tortillas with your favorite spice blend. Use a brush or your fingers to distribute the seasoning
- Cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch strips
- Put the strips on the baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and toss the strips. Return to the oven
- Bake an additional 5 minutes or until desired crispness
- Serve warm or cool completely if you want to store for later use
Note 1 - if you want to use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas use about 2 corn tortillas per flour tortilla
Calories: 151; Fat: 5g; Carbs: 21g; Protein: 3g;