Thursday, September 3, 2009

Homemade Salsa & Homemad Tortilla Chips

I made homemade salsa & torilla chips yesterday. You guys, SO YUMMY!

I can not for the life of me find the origional recipe I used but I'm pretty sure this was it. The things I added are in italics...

1 can diced tomatoes (I used one with garlic added b/c I love garlic. I also used some fresh tomatoes that I seeded)
1 small can tomato paste
1 jalapeno
1/2 onion
1/2 bunch cilantro (I used more like 3/4 a bunch)
1/2 yellow pepper (just because I like a tad bit of sweetness)
1 decent squirt of lime juice (I used juice from one lime & a long squirt from the bottle)

Blend in food processor or blender. (I used a blender b/c I like it really finely chopped)

I've heard that canned tomatoes are better than fresh for salsa because they don't get as watery. But it doesn't quite feel as homemade as when I chopped the tomatoes myself the last time I made salsa.

I couldn't find a recipe for homemade fried tortilla chips so I kind of made it up. There are lots for baked if you want to try those.

I put canola oil in a large flat but tall pan & put it on high. When it was hot I cut up corn tortillas into triangles & threw them in, flipping them until they were brown. When I pulled them out I salted them & threw on just a touch of lime juice too.

Come on by the Carter Casa & try some! It's actually quite yummy!


Cori said...

Can't wait to eat some more! I think Elise and I ate most of yours last night...sorry!

Bob, Dad and Grandpa said...

It sounds good. Do you use a bushel or bunch of celantro. There is a big difference.

Katie said...

Mmmm, I love fried tortillas.

Olivia Carter said...

HA! Yes, I fixed that Uncle Bob a BUNCH of cilantro. THANKS!

Scott said...

That stuff is awesome.

Debbie said...

Sounds yum. Do you like chunky salsa? We make some over here that's usually a big hit.

Esther Noelle said...

What the H you made your own chips???? Holy cow! I am seriously so impressed. And want to try them if they're not all gone. And yes I want that pepper jelly can't believe I missed that today. And so sorry I bailed on babysitting today - did you reschedule or find someone?? Let me know!

Mike Kessler said...

We're going to make this salsa recipe tonight. Lots and lots of ripe tomatoes in our garden, so we'll use the fresh stuff!