Making tortilla chips has been one of my favorite snacks to make for quite some time now. They’re SO easy. Take some tortilla chips, olive oil, and salt and throw them together in the oven for 10 minutes and voila: fresh chips! If you’re feeling especially adventurous throw in some lime for some lime-chips… the possibilities are endless.
The other day, my roommate made her boyfriend and I enchiladas and margaritas and we had a great chip cook-off. We experimented with different kinds of tortillas (corn tortillas, soft flour tortillas) and made a blend of spices to make our own batches of chips using the basic chip recipe. So much fun… and then inspiration hit.
Amaretto chips with cinnamon sugar.
Amaretto is my favorite easy mixed drink: 1 shot of amaretto to a glass of sprite makes for some delicious delight. (See what I did there?) So it was with great excitement that I undertook this process…
It took me 4 batches to perfect. The problem I ran into was that, without olive oil, the chips stuck to the pan. With olive oil, you couldn’t taste the amaretto. I eventually found the perfect combination: a 2/3 amaretto 1/3 olive oil solution for the bottom of the chip, and pure amaretto on the top.
- 1 tbsp cinnimon
- 1.5 tbsp sugar
- Olive Oil
- Soft-Shell Flour Tortillas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut soft-shell tacos into 8 pieces using a pizza cutter.
- Combine a ⅔ amaretto ⅓ olive oil solution. (ex: 2 tbsp. amaretto, 1 tbsp olive oil). Mix together 1 tbsp cinnamon and 1.5 tbsp sugar
- Brush olive oil solution onto the tortilla chips and place the chips oil-side down on a cookie sheet.
- Liberally brush the tops of the tortilla chips with pure amaretto
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
- Place in oven and cook 10-12 minutes
Using a pizza cutter, slice the soft-taco into 8 parts. Using a paintbrush, brush the top of the tortilla with the olive oil and amaretto mixture. Then, place the tortilla pieces on the cookie sheet, wet-side down.
Using just amaretto, liberally brush the top of the tortillas. Then, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
And voila! I’m sure that there is some kind of amazing dip you can do with these, but I just ate them with some honey!
Perhaps it’s because it made my heart go “bidi bidi bom bom” while eating these, but this just seemed to be the perfect pairing with this dessert snack!