Corn Tortilla Baked Chips
I decided that I wanted to bake my own tortilla chips so I searched far and wide for a recipe. When I found it, I started tinkering immediately. It just called for a little oil brushed on corn tortillas. I decided that I could get rid of some of the oil if I added lime juice. Still a little boring. I have tweaked it and found something that totally blows baked scoops out of the water.
Use about a half of package of White Corn Tortilla.
Cut them into fours.
In a bowl, whisk together the juice of a couple of limes and lemons.
I have found an amazing Lime Fajita seasoning, but you could also do any kind of Mexican seasoning or even better Citrus Mexican seasoning. Whisk some of that in.
Add just about a teaspoon of canola oil. Whisk it together.
Spray the baking pan with some baking spray.
Using a pastry brush, brush on the mixture to the tortillas. Then sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake at 350. After 12 minutes flip them and re-salt them. Bake for about 8 more minutes.
*I realize that these are vague. Think in terms of ratio. For the chips, do a 4:1 ratio, 4 citrus juice to 1 oil. If it’s a little greasy, just decrease the oil. In terms of time, you will find out how crispy you like them.
I decided tonight to improv on a recipe for polenta. This was a bad idea for several reasons. 1- I have never actually made polenta so I didn’t know how it cooked or what it was supposed to look like. 2-I did have polenta once and hated it. 3-Whenever I read about polenta, it was in a recipe where polenta wasn’t the main dish. Use polenta in a tamale! Instead of pasta, use polenta! Put a yummy tomato mixture and cheese on top of polenta!
So what did I do with polenta? I did buy polenta pre-made and decided I would grill it. Worried that it would be too bland, I mixed up some olive oil, basil, oregano and minced garlic and spread it on the polenta. The result? Grilled, greasy, mushy polenta.
So, for tomorrow’s dinner, I am actually going to play it safe. Steamed green beans with lemon, potato salad that I have made before, salad with radishes and green onions and rhubarb pie for dessert. Hopefully the future in-laws will like it!