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Air Fryer tortilla chips are perfect quick snacks and appetizer. These are kids friendly as well.
Serve with a quick dip like guacamole or salsa. Plus no deep-frying. Perfect for game day snacks or for Cinco de Mayo. These are my favorite go-to vegan appetizers.
Tortilla chips are crispy snack that is easy, quick, and healthy too since we are omitting the deep-frying process. But these are still crispy when made with air fryer. It saves lot of time of baking in the oven.
My boy loves these tortilla chips. These are the best of it’s kind. This is a great way to use up the leftover tortillas too. It takes no planning and preparation. Just cut the tortilla into triangles or any shape you wish. Season with salt and pepper. That’s it. Set air fryer time and temperature. And you are done with a quick crispy air fryer tortilla chips.
Things you’ll need
These are quick and easy snacks made with only 3 ingredients, tortillas, salt, oil to brush. That’s all. I’m amazed to see how perfectly crispy chips I got in just 3 minutes. And the chips are amazing too.
Tortillas – Take flour tortillas or corn tortillas
Seasoning – Salt, cayenne pepper/ paprika (optional)
Olive oil – To brush the tortillas so that seasoning will stick to the tortillas
How to make air fryer tortilla chips?
Cut the tortillas into halves, then to quarters then cut the quartered tortilla further into two equal parts. You can also make any of the shape you need the chips. Now brush the pieces with a little oil seasoned with salt and paprika or cayenne pepper. Paprika or cayenne is optional though. I add them because I love it a little spicy (not much). You can skip that or add any other specific seasoning to the tortillas.
Better way is first brush the seasoned oil on both sides of tortilla and then cut into slices or triangles. This is easier than brushing each small pieces with oil and seasoning.
Now preheat the air fryer at 355 F or 180 C for 3 minutes. Now place the tortilla pieces in the basket. You can brush the basket also. But not required. Tortilla won’t stick to the basket. Now start the air fryer at 355 F for 4 minutes. You can check at around 3 minutes and toss once lightly. And remove at 4 minutes mark.
If you need a little more crispy tortilla chips increase the air fryer time to 1 minutes more. That would be enough for any air fryer. If you have uneven pieces and placing the pieces overlapping with each other, it’s possible the smaller and top ones will get cooked early than the other ones.
So while you remove the basket to flip, you can remove the ones that already cooked and looks brown crispy. To avoid this, you may arrange the pieces in a single layer without overlapping them. And make tortilla chips in air fryer in batches.
How to store leftover chips?
Wait for the chips to get completely cold. Then store in an air tight jar for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. But honestly they don’t stay for that long. 🙂
Recipe Card For Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
- Preheat the air fryer at 355F for 3 minutes.
- Take tortilla on a clean plate.
- Add salt and pepper to the oil.
- Now dip a brush in seasoned oil and brush it on both sides of tortilla with it.
- Cut the tortilla into halve and then to quarters.
- Halve each quarter into further equal halves.
- Cut into smaller triangles or any shape you want.
- Once the air fryer is preheated, place the seasoned tortilla pieces in the basket.
- Now start the air fryer at 355F for 4 – 5 minutes.
- Check at around 3 minutes mark and toss lightly.
- Remove once the tortilla pieces are crispy as required.
- Serve with salsa, guacamole or any dip of choice.