Coming home to California is always a great experience. I try to bask in all the moments that make our visit special. From the outings around town to the visits with family to the food prepared at home. My family makes our visits memorable each year. One of my favorite things to do with my family is visit our home in Tijuana. We have family over and we cook dinner. Amongst the chaos the kids are running around and the grown up and talking, cooking or nibbling on some botanas- Snacks. My favorite botana has to be chips and guacamole. Tortilla chips and avocados are two ingredients that are always in our home.
Little Man and Little Lady are really into helping out in the kitchen so I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for us to get cooking at Grandma & Papuchoni’s house.
After a day at the beach we came home to make starfish and lobster shaped corn tortilla chips and let me tell you them turned out delicious! It was definitely the perfect way to end a great day!
Since Maseca is a staple in our family recipes it was only right to have it be our main ingredient. We were inspired by a YouTube video on corn chips that made this project so easy for the kids to help.
Here is what you need to make Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips:
- All-purpose flour
- Salt for taste or seasoning of your choice
- Cookie cutters
- 2 pans
- Vegetable or corn oil
- Combine ingredients- for every cup of Maseca use about ¼ cup of all-purpose flour. Salt for taste to your linking. We opted out since our dip would carry much of the seasoning.
- Add 2/3 cups of water- we added a little more as needed.
- Mix until you get a stiff not to sticky dough to work with.
- Using plenty of Maseca to cover your working area, roll our your dough to a a fairly this sheet.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shaped corn chips
- prepare your pans- One on medium heat for heating the other on medium heat with oil for frying.
- Lightly cook in pan until lightly golden
- Immediately add to pan of oil
- Remove from oil once golden brown
- Place on straining sheet to absorb excess oil.
- Pair with our favorite dip and enjoy!
- It’s best to work dough in halves keeping remaining half covered with a damp cloth.
- don’t have cookie cutters? perhaps your kids have play dough cutters that’s what we used!
- If frying isn’t your style try baking your chips on a lightly coated cookie sheet.
- Our favorite dips for corn tortilla chips are guacamole, re-fried beans with queso fresco, and nacho cheese!
Consider making these corn tortilla chips for Dia de los Niños I am sure your kids will enjoy making and eating this snack!
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