Making tortilla crisps

Tortilla crisps – great as a snack!

This recipe shows how to make tortilla crispsTortilla crisps make a great snack at any time and only take a few minutes to cook.


Ingredients – As required | Preparation time 8 mins

  • Soft flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil, to fry


  1. Cut each tortilla into half across the centre, then cut each half into small wedge shapes.
  2. Pour enough oil into a heavy-based frying pan to fry the tortilla wedges.  Place over a medium heat on the hob.  When the oil is hot enough, carefully add the tortilla wedges.
  3. Fry until crisp and golden in colour.  Remove the tortilla crisps from the frying pan and allow to drain on kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.  Neatly arrange the tortilla crisps in a small clean bowl and serve with chilli con carne.

Tortillas – did you know?

The tortilla is a staple diet of the Mexican region and is thought to date from before 10,000BC.

Tortillas can now be made by machines in factories in as little as 2 seconds!

Wheat flour tortillas have been used on many American spaceflights since 1985 as an easy solution to the problems of handling food in microgravity and preventing bread crumbs from escaping into delicate instruments.

Fried tortilla chips first gained popularity in Los Angeles (USA) in the 1940s but they are still known as a Mexican food.

Recipes that go great with tortilla crisps

The following recipes are great served with tortilla crisps:

Chilli con carne
Chilli con carne