The problem I have is that I love the homemade tortilla chips that I get at my favorite restaurant and can't stand the manufactured ones I get at the store. Needless to say, there isn't a whole lot of places open at 2 a.m. for me to get fresh tortilla chips so I had to make my own.
If I don't have a lot of time and need fresh chips right away, I prefer the frying method. Heat oil in a frying pan under medium heat and cut corn tortillas into triangles. Place the triangles in the oil for about five minutes and remove. Simply salt and then top with your favorite nacho toppings.
This isn't exactly the healthiest thing to eat at night, but it will do in a pinch. If I think ahead of time, then I'll bake the chips instead. You simple preheat an oven to 350 and, once again, cut the tortillas into triangles and place them on a baking sheet. Spray each side with cooking spray and place in the oven for about five minutes or until golden brown.
This is a great fryless method that creates perfectly crispy chips without all the oil. If you have any large Ziploc bags available then you can place them in there and they'll stay good for a few days before going stale. This is easy and tasty treat for those late night snacks or that quick lunch on the go.