Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snowflake Tortilla Chips

Snowflake tortillas are as much a recipe as a craft that's fun for both adults and kids. At least I had a ton of fun making them. Martha Stewart uses the tortillas to make snowflake quesadillas. I, however, turned them into semi-homemade tortilla chips. They're perfect for holiday party appetizers and making a festive Mexican dinner feel all wintery and Christmas-y.

Snowflake tortilla chips and salsa. Eric said they were almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

6-inch tortillas
olive oil
powdered garlic
cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

First, you have to cut your tortilla into a snowflake by folding your tortilla into thirds--fold in half, fold in half again, and fold in half one last time. Then using kitchen shears, cut out a snowflake. Now, I hadn't made a paper snowflake in . . . twenty years? So I had to look up how to do it here.

Once your snowflakes are cut out, mix olive oil and spices together. I like a mix of pepper, powdered garlic, and cayenne pepper for some heat. But you could just do salt and pepper, rosemary, thyme, anything you'd like. Use as much or as little of the spices as suits your tastes. This is one of those recipes that I call "to your taste" recipe. Using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil mix onto both sides of the snowflake tortilla then place on the cookie sheet.

Bake the tortillas for 6 to 10 minutes, flipping them after 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool then serve with salsa, guacamole, or any other kind of dip.

 Now I don't like to let anything go to waste. So I turned all the little bits of tortilla that I cut out of the snowflakes into chips. Put the bits and pieces, oil, and spices in a resealable plastic bag and shake. Then lay on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray in a single layer. Cook for 6 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Snowflake left overs.

You can also use this recipe to make regular tortillas chips. Just cut the tortillas into wedges.



2011 Christmas Baking List:
Mint-Chocolate Truffles
Starlight Mint Cake
Sea Salt Caramels
Rocky Road Chocolate Log
Candied Citrus Peels
Easy Rum Balls
Homemade Marshmallows
Christmas Kiss Cookies
Tea Cookies

Other Holiday Cooking Ideas:
Gingerbread House Decoration Ideas
Christmas Peep S'mores

1 comment:

  1. Just letting you know I linked to this post in my Snowflake Unit Study.