Fried Flour Tortilla Chips

This is what we do with left over flour tortillas from our lunches.  We often serve wraps for our Wednesday noon service lunch and usually end up with some left overs tortillas.  My church family prefer these now over store bought corn tortilla chips so we usually make a huge batch of these whenever we have a Mexican meal.  

Cut the rounds in eighths and separate them before frying in hot oil. 
Preheat oil to 375 degrees F and fry until both sides are golden, about 45 seconds each.  

As soon as the chips come out of the oil, sprinkle with sea or kosher salt and serve with your favorite dip or cheese sauce.  

Fried Flour Tortillas

Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
Flour tortillas, regular or your favorite flavor, cut in wedges of eighths
Sea or kosher salt to taste

Heat 2 inch of oil your choice in large, heavy duty frying pan; larger the diameter the better.  Oil temperature should be between 350-375 degrees F.

Make sure the flour tortillas are separated before frying.  Fry tortillas in small batches, about 45 seconds on each side, turning once or twice.   Using a slotted spoon or a spider skimmer, take fried chips out of hot oil and immediately sprinkle with salt and drain chips on a wire rack or a paper towel lined sheet pan.

Let cool and serve with your favorite dip.


  1. Love the different colors

  2. I love the look of these, Kay! I am making a corn and black bean salsa later this week ... may just pick up some tortillas and prepare my own chips to have with! Thanks so much for the recipe post!

  3. You have no idea how timely this was for me! Tonight we had fajitas and my husband wanted queso with tortilla chips as well. When I got the bag down, he turned his nose up saying they were "old" - I bought them Saturday. But, I remembered seeing your post and I told him I had an idea. Quickly read your post grabbed some extra tortillas out of the freezer and cooked 'em up. Now he says he would rather have them this way - it IS cheaper and fresher so thanks bunches!

    1. Yeah! Great to hear that worked out well, Kelli! :)