Oh man, I used to love Doritos, but I have to say, my Doritos eating days are long behind me. I know that there is no way that I could create a homemade Dorito replica (at least not in a healthy way), but I felt pretty confident that I could create a tasty baked chip.
Inspired by the spicy chips of my childhood, I put a lot of flavor into these baked chips - chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. I even opted to use lime juice instead of oil to make the spices stick. A lower calorie option that gives the chips more zing!
These are perfect for any time you want a snack. You can dip them in salsa or guacamole - or eat them plain.
Chili Lime Tortilla Chips
12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch cayenne pepper
salt to taste (optional - I didn't use any)
Preheat your oven to 350F
Mix the spices together in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt if you're using salt.
Put the corn tortilla pieces in a gallon size ziplock bag. Ad the lime juice and shake gently to coat the tortilla pieces.
Add the remaining spice mix a little at at time, shaking the chips to coat.
Spread the chips out on a pan and place in to the oven. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do two or three batches. Cook for X until the chips are crispy and just starting to change color.
Variations: Substitute lemon juice for lime juice and 2 teaspoons of your favorite curry powder instead of the spice blend.