This is by far one of my family’s favorite appetizers that I make while waiting for the main dish. We sometimes have it for a snack but most of the time we are usually having tacos, enchiladas or a Mexican dish. I’ve been making it the same way for years and you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Its simple, full of flavor, and the kids love helping me prepare it too. Now I will honestly say before I got hip to frying my own tortillas about two years ago we would just use chips from the bag which is perfectly fine too. But trust me it just brings it up a notch and it doesn’t take a lot. This is basically the easy semi homemade way of fresh chips. I use mission flour tortillas ( street taco size) but you can also use corn if that’s what you like.
One thing I love about guacamole is that you can build on the flavors, so don’t be afraid if this is your first time making it. This is a basic base recipe that you can layer more flavor as you go. If you’re like me and love spicy, add jalapeños or your favorite hot sauce to kick it up a notch. My family doesn’t do spicy so I have to add individually if I want that.
- 2 Avocados
- 1/2 cup chopped purple onion
- 1 medium lime or 2 small
- 3/8 of a cup of fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 medium tomato diced
I dice my all the veggies in a similar size, avocado, tomatoes and onions. I like more of a rustic guacamole versus smooth but if you like smooth just mix and mash really well. Then I add the cilantro, squeeze the lime and add salt. Don’t forget to taste as you go this is how you will achieve the flavor you really love. I always finish with extra garnish of onion and cilantro.
Simple Fried Tortillas chips
- Street style flour tortillas
- oil (I use olive oil)
In a medium size skillet heat oil on low to medium. I cut the tortillas into four pieces and cook on each side for about 30 seconds. Using tongs makes it easier to turn the chips. We like a softer tortilla with a little crunch but if you prefer crispy you can cook them longer on a lower heat. They cook really fast and as soon as they come out of the oil sprinkle the salt over the chips. Also if you are currently loving your air fryer, you could brush oil on the tortillas add some salt and cook them that way too but be sure to watch them closely.