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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Homemade Chips and Salsa

This is for my wonderful bloggy friend Bettie whom I have grown to admire! Thank you so much for your wonderful and encouraging emails you always send me!

My daughter and I can break the bank when it comes to chips and salsa! At the beginning of the month, you can be sure we will eat it about 5 times a week(yes...we are that crazy for chips and salsa!). A while back, when we were studying about Mexico, we got the bright idea to begin making our own chips and salsa. Okay...as Sandra Lee says...it's "semi" homemade.

Here is what we do:

Salsa:
1 can of Rotel Tomates w/ green Chiles(I use generic from Aldi's because the can is bigger )
2 green onions chopped (use the whole thing--green and white)
1 1/2 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons of minced garlic (I use what is in the jar. It is finer and gives it a really good flavor)
Salt for seasoning
Lemon juice for acidic taste

Open the can of tomatoes and drain. Pour them into a bowl. Add the green onions, garlic, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice. Mix together and taste (it is hot so be ready for the heat). Add more salt to your taste. Allow to set and blend flavors while chips are cooking.

Chips:
I have started using flour tortillas to make chips. They are really good--better than corn I think, but that is just me!

1 package of 8" tortilla shells or whatever you have on hand (you can use corn or flour, but I prefer flour)
1 1/2" of oil in the bottom of a frying pan
salt for flavoring

Take tortillas and cut them into pizza shapes. You should get about 8 wedges from one tortilla. I usually do the whole pack and it feeds my family of four. After you have cut them into wedges, fry a few at a time in the oil that is in the pan. After a few minutes, flip them and fry the other side. You will know when they are ready to come out (this usually takes about 3 minutes total). Season them with salt and eat with yummy salsa!

Hope you enjoy!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

4 comments:

Erika said...

Sounds yummy! We love chips and salsa too. We have mexican food alot since we all love it so much. I like to make tortillas from scratch the kids and I will set of a production line and we'll make 3 different kinds.

Erika @ homegrown family

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

How fun. I love homemade salsa, but never made the chips, before. Happy New Year and thanks for linking to TMTT.

Nanna said...

oh man that makes me want some right now! LOL

Helen

mub said...

I love homemade salsa!