Nancy Lopez-McHugh with a delicious suggestion for a Cinco de Mayo snack recipe.
By Nancy Lopez-McHugh
Every once in a while I need a break from salty and spicy chips. When I need that salty and/or spicy chip break I make these sweet chips. These cinnamon sugar chips are based on Mexican buñuelos, a fried sweet snack. While delicious buñuelos are rather time consuming and these little chips are a great alternative. There actually isn’t much of a recipe as they are super quick to make. But don’t let that fool you the flavors are intense and perfect for satisfying that sweet craving.
- Flour tortillas, either homemade or store bought*
- olive oil, you can also use melted butter
- ground cinnamon
- baking sheet lined with baking paper
- Preheat oven to 200c or 392f. Combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a deep bowl until well combined. The amounts are up to your personal preference. Stack flour tortillas and depending on size, cut into ⅛ths - small triangles. Place the triangles on baking sheet, brush with olive oil or melted butter, flip and brush opposite sides too. Place in center of oven and bake until golden and crispy. Remove from oven and lightly brush with more olive oil or melted butter. Gently toss the baked and oiled chips in the cinnamon sugar, careful as the chips may be hot. Serve at room temperature or as desired.