Starting with Cinco de Mayo and continuing through summer, I tend to end up with extra tortilla chips. I don’t snack much, so they sometimes go stale.
Luckily, I’ve learned that you can do a lot more with tortilla chips than make nachos. Turns out that when you cook them, they add a nice corn flavor to the dish. Here are four things you can do with leftover tortilla chips:
Use Them In Scrambled Eggs. They give the eggs a Mexican undertone, especially if you throw in cheese, tomatoes, cheese, and peppers.
Crumble Into Soup. You can go so far to make a recipe like this Chicken Tortilla Soup, or you can just crumble some on top of soup to add texture.
Try A New Casserole. Lots of casseroles use stale tortilla chips. Turkey and Tortilla Chips Casserole looks interesting, as does this Monterey Chicken Casserole. I haven’t tried either recipe, but I like the idea of them.
Refresh Them. Like with Stale Tortillas, the key is the microwave. Lay them on a papertowel and microwave for 30 seconds, and apparently it refreshes them. I haven’t tried this, but I will.
What do you do with leftover tortilla chips?