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Homemade Doritos

“the perfect company for every tv show, movie, or video game”

There are many ways you can make Doritos at home, but there are only a handful of recipes that can make homemade Doritos taste as good or even better than the real deal. I’ll toot my own horn and say that my homemade Doritos recipe is one of the crunchiest recipes out there with one-of-a-kind seasoning combination – which makes these Doritos practically irresistible.

I know I’m not the only one here when I say I don’t have control over myself when I’m eating chips. I just can’t stop, but then when I see the bag empty, I feel guilty! The additives, the number of calories… Oh, I’m getting a headache just thinking about it. So, making baked Doritos at home is one way to compensate for our control issues.

To make this recipe you’ll need half an hour, although your job in the kitchen is no more than 10 minutes. It’s a really easy-to-follow recipe that anyone can master.

You’ll need a baking dish, a mixing bowl, a saucepan, and all the ingredients listed below. Keep in mind that when it comes to seasoning, you can always add or remove some of the ingredients to better suit your taste.

To start, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

While the oven heats, take a large mixing bowl and combine the tomato powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Stir until all of the ingredients are well mixed. Set it aside.

After this, take a baking sheet, line it with parchment paper, and grease it with cooking oil. Set it aside.

Take the tortilla wraps and stack them in a pile. Using a big knife or a pizza cutter, cut the tortillas into three strips, then use zig-zag movements to cut each strip into small triangles.

Now that everything is ready, take a tortilla triangle, brush it with vegetable oil on both sides, then toss it into the bowl with seasonings until fully covered. After this, place it in the baking sheet.

Repeat the same process with the rest of the tortilla triangles. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a really fast process. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the triangles shouldn’t overlap in the baking sheet, so they can bake completely and end up really crunchy.

When you’re done, simply place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on your Doritos, as you don’t want to burn them.

When they’re baked, take the tortilla chips out of the oven and leave them at room temperature so they can cool completely.

To resist the temptation to eat them while still hot, keep yourself busy with the cheesy dip that goes hand in hand with Doritos.

To make it, take a saucepan, place it over medium heat and stir in the half-and-half and corn starch. After a few minutes, when the mixture gets smooth, reduce the heat and fold in the cheese. Stir for a minute or two and remove from heat when the cheese melts.

Transfer the dip into a serving bowl and serve together with the cooled Doritos.

Enjoy them over your favorite TV show or a small gathering with your close friends and family!


PrepCooking timeTotalServings
5 minutes20 minutes25 minutes~ 50 pieces

Ingredients

  • 5-6 corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup half-and-half (half milk/half cream)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp dried tomato powder
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Take a large mixing bowl and combine the tomato powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well, until all of the ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Stack the tortilla wraps in a pile and cut them into four stripes. After this cut each stripe into triangles using zig-zag movements.
  • Take a baking sheet, line it with parchment paper, and spray with cooking oil.
  • Brush a triangle with vegetable oil on both sides, then toss and turn into the bowl with mixed seasonings until fully covered. Finally, place it on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the same procedure with each tortilla triangle. Be careful not to overlap the triangles in the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Check the chips every five minutes – make sure they don’t burn.
  • After baking, let the tortilla chips cool at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the cheese dip.
  • Take a saucepan and stir in the half-and-half with the corn starch.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the mixture boils.
  • Once the mixture is smooth (4-5 minutes), reduce the heat and stir in the cheese.
  • Cook for a minute or two until the cheese melts completely.
  • Transfer the cheese dip into a small serving bowl and serve together with the freshly made Doritos.

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