Summary – Spray your sliced corn tortillas with olive oil and add some salt… cook for 8 minutes at 370° F in your air fryer. Read the full details below for perfect results.
You know…sometimes you just want to kick back and indulge. Forget your healthy lifestyle for a day, sometimes it is fun to just let it go for the day. Air fryer tortilla chips definitely fall into that category!
Now that’s not particularly unfair on tortilla chips, they aren’t actually that bad. They get a bad reputation because of the things that go with them.
Simply dial them down a little and you have a ‘cheat’ meal…that isn’t really cheating.
Perfect for the game…
If you read through some of the recipes that I have posted, there is a theme that runs through it involving my air fryer…and my husband.
Anything that involves ‘game day’ type food, he suddenly becomes very interested in what I do. Whether it is corn dogs, potato wedges or even popcorn…he is paying attention.
If you are looking at fool proof recipes that even a complete novice can handle, your air fryer is actually your best friend.
Air fried tortilla chips are perfect for the big game. They make a great addition to a selection and are guaranteed to leave the plate empty.
In this article, I will show you my recipe for air fryer tortilla chips and show you how to make tortilla chips in an air fryer.
Things to consider
The main thing that needs some consideration is whether you choose to use flour or corn to make your tortillas.
Personally, I am a fan of corn flour tortillas as I like the end product. They end up super crispy on the outside but are still soft on the inside. As far as quality goes, they are great.
Regular flour also delivers good results but I guess you choose whatever tortilla suits you. If you are watching the waistline, consider using low carb flour.
What is for sure, the end result will be the same as a store-bought packet of tortilla chips. You have to be happy with that right?
How to make tortilla chips in an air fryer
To make delicious air fryer tortilla chips, follow this fantastic recipe and process;
Ingredients for air fryer tortilla chips
- Packet of corn tortillas
- Kosher salt
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat your air fryer to 370° F
- Place the tortillas onto a chopping board and cut in half. Rotate the chopping board and cut in half again. Cut the 45 degree angle so that eventually you end up with quarters.
- Spray the olive oil onto both sides of the corn tortillas
- Sprinkle the kosher salt onto the tortilla quadrants
- Put them into the preheated air fryer – cook for 8 minutes at 370° F
- You can flip them half way through but that is optional
Secrets & tips for air fryer tortilla chips
Not all brands of tortillas are the same so it is definitely worth experimenting with different brands if you want to make tortilla chips out of them. This is also relevant if you want to reduce the calories, as most brands deliver differing calorie levels.
Ensure that you are leaving room for the air to circulate freely around the basket of the air fryer. This may mean that you have to batch cook them but if you want crisp tortilla chips, this is necessary.
If you have a trivet, then you will be able to make two layers of crisps. If you don’t have one, get one. They make such a difference with air fryer recipes.
Finally, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It is worth experimenting a little and truly finding out what your air fryer can achieve. Leave your tortilla chips in a little longer, does that improve the crispiness? There is only one way to find out…experiment!
What can you serve tortilla chips with?
The world is your oyster, there are literally so many dips you can serve. No need to stick with the standard salsa dips…as good as they are…get creative! Have you considered Caramelized onion dip? Let list a few for you to research further…creamy corn dip, grilled guacamole, chipotle chicken, cheese beer dip, tzatziki, green pea guacamole, spinach artichoke dip…the list is endless.
Live a little…or don’t! The choice as always, is yours.
Frequently Asked Question’s
Can you warm tortillas in air fryer?
Yes, you can. It is incredibly simple and very quick. To warm your tortillas, air fry them at 330F for three minutes. It is worth pointing out that some air fryers are quite powerful so it may be worth checking them after two minutes.
Can you heat taco shells in the air fryer?
Yes, you can heat taco shells in the air fryer. You simply need to place them in the basket of a preheated air fryer. Cook them in your air fryer at 300F for 5 minutes.
Can I fry multiple layers of tortilla chips in my air fryer?
Yes, you can fry multiple layers of tortilla chips in your air. However, you will need a trivet to separate the layers. You cannot place them on top of each other as they need room for the hot air to circulate freely.
Do I need to use oil?
Yes, you need the oil to give it that crispy texture to the corn tortillas. It is possible to make them without the oil but the texture will be significantly different. Why not give it a try and see if you like them without the oil.
Do I need to preheat my air fryer?
Yes, you should always preheat your air fryer. Think of your air fryer like it is a powerful convection oven. You would preheat your oven before you oven cook, so the same principle applies here. Trust me, your food will look so much more appetizing if your air fryer is preheated.
There you have it… air fryer tortilla chips. This is probably as simple a recipe as it gets. However, it is just as significant. You could potentially create much healthier snacks and save money at the same time.
Remember, these keep for up to a week too in a zip lock bag and can be refreshed in an air fryer in a couple of minutes. Be bold with your flavors and experiment.
Share your success with us… what was the best flavor you came up with? Leave a comment below.
See you soon …Jayne x
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