Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How are Chewy Cork Chips are Baked?

Corn tortillas are made from corn flour, either from white or yellow corn, which creates a white- or yellow-colored corn tortilla. The corn flour is used to make a dough that is then flattened with a rolling pin or a tortilla press to produce the tortilla. The dough is cooked over high heat resulting in a corn tortilla that can be eaten as is, made into fajitas or tacos, or fried or baked into corn chips. Baking corn tortillas over low heat for a short period of time results in chewy corn chips and gives you the opportunity to season them as you like. Baking corn chips at home produces a healthier version than either frying them or buying them, because you get to control the amount of fat used.

Step 1

Purchase extra-thick, 6-inch corn tortillas from your local grocery store. Thicker tortillas make chewier corn chips. Tortillas made from corn are healthier than tortillas made from flour.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Stack as many corn tortillas on top of one another as you would like to bake.

Step 4

Slice the stack of tortillas into wedges by cutting them in half, and then in half again.

Step 5

Spread the tortilla wedges out in a shallow baking dish that is 1 to 2 inches deep.

Step 6

Spray the tortilla wedges with a nonstick cooking spray and season them with your desired spices, such as salt or chili powder, or cinnamon sugar. Nonstick cooking spray has less calories and fat than butter or olive oil. Use a butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray if you are looking for the taste of butter.

Step 7

Place the baking dish in the oven and cook the corn chips for about 10 minutes.

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