Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How to make stale tortillas & wraps into delicious crispy chips

Trying to be healthy and eat lettuce-stuffed non-sandwiches for lunch, you bought packages of flavored wraps. Or you have leftover tortilla shells from taco night. Wraps get old quick, and if someone leaves the zip bag open, they dry out fast and then taste awful.

Here's how you can turn stale wraps and tortillas into delicious crispy chips! They're like tortilla chips you buy at the store (always overpriced, since half the bag is air), but probably less fat because these aren't deep-fried in oil.


1. Gather your old wraps and tortilla shells, and use a pizza cutter to slice them into chip shapes. I haven't yet figured out the mathematical formula of cuts to make every piece a nice triangle chip shape. To make it easier, just cut the tortilla into strips to make squares. It helps with even cooking if you make each chip a similar size.

2. Lay out chips on to cookie sheets. Try not to overlap too much. Spray with a mist of cooking spray and top with a little bit of garlic salt (or garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, cumin, chili powder, or whatever seasonings you like).

3. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Test one for crispiness; if you're not satisfied with the crunch, leave in oven for longer. If you're in a hurry to be munching chips, you can probably crank up the temperature and cook for less time (but I've never tried it).

4. Take 'em out, and eat 'em!

I ate mine with some no-queso nacho dip with black beans, onions, corn, and tomatoes. Delish!


  1. cool - I'm gonna try this!

  2. I made this just now..and got a perfect crispy chips for my nacho cheese :-))

  3. Love Dips, love chips, loved these.

  4. I just made butter chicken & had some wraps that were becoming unwrappable more like breakables & thought I would try to do something like this. So thank you for sharing as I am more confident now.


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