Tortilla Strips

Tortilla Strips


Plain or seasoned, these crunchy tortilla strips will add texture and flavor to a variety of soups and salads.
  • Serves: About 4 cups
  • Active Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

• neutral-tasting frying oil
• 10 to 12 white corn tortillas (5 to 6 inches)


Using a heavy-bottomed pot or pan, add enough oil to fill the bottom by about 1 to 2 inches. Turn the heat to medium and let heat to 375° degrees Fahrenheit (190° C).

Meanwhile, cut the tortillas into thin strips, about 1/4" -inch wide. Set aside.

Step 2: Frying and Seasoning the Tortillas

• kosher salt or spices (for seasoning)


Test the oil to see if it is hot enough by frying one strip. Once ready, fry the tortillas in batches. Cook for about 1 minute, turning occasionally, until light-golden and crispy.

Drain on paper towels. For added flavor, season the strips with any type of seasoning* while they are still hot.

Store the tortilla strips in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.

Chef's Notes

*Any spice or combination of spices can be used to season the hot tortilla strips. Try tossing the tortilla strips with the seasoning mix below and serve over top of some Azteca Soup.

This spice mix will keep for months in a sealed container. It’s nice on grilled fish, chicken, meats and vegetables.

2 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground coriander

In a small bowl, combine the spices and mix together.


  • Abigail V
    Abigail V
    its so hard to buy tortillas here in our place, i hope rouxbe will make a video on how to make tortilla!
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    I do not think we will do being a recipe in the near future... but here is a good post with step-by-step pictures, for How to Make Tortillas, by Serious Eats Hope this helps!
  • Rick V
    Rick V
    This recipe will take quite a bit of oil. Can I reuse it? If so, how should it be stored and about how many times can it be used?
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    In short, yes it can. This question was already asked and answered in another forum thread. Here is the link with more info. Hope this helps!

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