Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Izard

Masa Chips

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: about 4 cups
  • Nutrition Info



  1. In a large pot, heat the oil to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, using your hands, mix the masa flour, salt and 6 tablespoons lukewarm water until a soft ball forms. Let the dough rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons of the dough into a zippered bag and flatten it using a tortilla press or rolling pin. The dough rounds should be 1/16-inch thick or 3 inches in diameter. Cut the rounds into quarters. Fry in the hot oil in small batches, turning once, until golden, 3 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet. While still hot, season with salt.