From my daughter Jaclyn:
"You know about Necessity being the mother of invention. Well, this
is the epitome of Mother is the necessity of invention. I was in my early
20s and I was going to a friend's house and had promised to bring homemade
tortilla chips. My mother had a fit when she realized I was going to be
frying chips while her guests were arriving for a dinner party. I quickly
thought of the Shake and Bake commercials and figured if it worked for
chicken it might work for chips. Voila."
1 package corn tortillas
Cut tortillas into quarters or sixths. Lightly oil a cookie sheet with
a pastry brush. Layer the pan with tortilla triangles. Lightly brush chip
Place under the broiler until brown. Turn over. (There is no need to oil
the other side--they are oiled from the pan bottom.)
After browning, toss each batch into a large brown paper bag to shake
off excess oil.
Yield: 2 large bowls chips.