Ever wondered how to get those crispy, salty strips of fried crunchiness that they give you at your favorite Mexican restaurant? Look no further! It’s your lucky day – I’m going to show you how to fry corn tortilla strips!
In a pan or skillet, heat about a 1/4 inch of vegetable oil (I use canola) to medium heat. Using your pizza cutter, cut the tortillas into thin strips.
Test your oil by flicking a bit of water into it. If it sizzles, it’s ready. If it splatters, it’s too hot–turn down the heat and try again in a few minutes. When the oil is ready, toss your tortilla strips into the hot oil and stir them around on a regular basis so they don’t burn.
When they start getting golden and crispy, remove them to a paper towel to drain and sprinkle with salt.