I like to dip them in salsa. I like to dip them in hummus. I like to eat them with a big taco salad. I like to eat them with guacamole. Tortilla chips are light and crispy and salty. What's not to love?! In an effort to eat and buy less processed foods (that's why I bake my own bread for goodness sake), I've started making my own baked tortilla chips. Slice and bake. Really.
Homemade tortilla chips = Corn tortillas + Cooking spray + Salt + An Oven
Take a quantity of small corn tortillas (you buy these in a bulk bag in the refrigerated section of the grocery store). Cut or fold/break into triangular chips (or long slices, or funny shapes). Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Spray top of chips with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt (and other flavors if you'd like). Place in a 350 degree oven. Bake, turning once, until golden brown (about 15 minutes). Serve hot.
Monetarily is it worth it? Don't know. But they taste a whole lot better than the readily-available 'baked' versions and feel a whole lot healthier than the fried versions. (Plus, as a single gal do I really need a big bag of chips laying around?) One less processed food I have to buy. Now if only I could figure out how to make my own butter.