There are many recipes available that cut up pre-made tortilla shells and throw them in a fryer. This recipe is 100% from scratch.
I've been playing around with this recipe for a while and it's actually a good one for making homemade tortillas, tortilla chips or pita chips.
Let's start with the dough:
3/4c of cassava flour + 1/3c on the side to sprinkle down before pressing or rolling out the dough
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp + 2 tsp of olive oil
1/3c + 1/4c warm water
You can add additional seasonings to taste. For pita chips I like to add Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. For tortilla chips I add some lime juice.
Mix dry ingredients then add wet ingredients and kneed. The dough will start off a bit sticky but give it a moment because cassava dries out quickly.
As you kneed the dough if it remains too sticky sprinkle additional flour until it doesn't stick to your fingers. Sprinkle flour on counter top or table where you will flatten your dough next. When ready, flatten dough (you can press it with your finger tips then thin it out with a roller).
To make pita chips keep the dough thicker when you roll it out. For the tortilla chips you just roll the dough out thinner. You can cut the pieces into any desired shape. Throw 'em in a fryer or the oven until golden and enjoy.
Set oven at 425 degrees F. Bake and flip until both sides are crisp and golden.
Drop pieces into hot grease (of choice) fry until crisp and golden. Lay out on towel or cooling plate to drip off excess oil.
Enjoy with hummus, salsa, or any other dip of choice.
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