Crispy Fried Tortilla Chips and Fresh Guacamole

Sometimes, I just want a quick, crunchy and salty fix. So my go to is fresh fried tortilla chips with some totally awesome guacamole! YUM!

Ingredients

Tortilla Chips

  • Corn Tortillas cut into triangles
  • Vegetable Oil

Guacamole

  • 2 medium avacados
  • 1/2 of an onion roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove roughly chopped
  • 1 can of diced green chilies
  • tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 of a lemon (or 1 tbsp. of lemon juice)
  • salt and pepper

For the guacamole:

Remove the skin and seed of the avocado and place into a food processor. Add all of the other ingredients. Pulse the ingredients until all is mixed well and is at your desired consistency. We like ours chunky, so I only pulse about 5 or 6 times.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours so all of the flavors can blend.

In a large sturdy pot (I use cast iron) fill with vegetable oil about 2/3 of the way. Heat on medium-high to about 350* (you can also test the oil by dipping a wooden skewer into the oil, all the way to the bottom of the pan – if the bottom of the skewer bubbles, the oil should be ready)

Meanwhile – cut your tortillas into triangles.

Stack several tortillas together. Cut them in half, then cut in half the other direction.

Separate each triangle and drop one at a time into the preheated oil.

Allow to fry until golden and crispy. Remove from the oil, and put onto paper towels to absorb the excess grease or onto a rack in a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt **Very Important**

Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Option 2: Sweet Tooth Tortilla Chips

Once fried, place in a bowl. Combine 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 tbsp. of cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the hot tortilla chips.

These are delicious just by themselves or dip in some melted chocolate! YUM!

 

 

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