Sunday, January 16, 2011

Parmesan Tortilla Crisps




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We thought they could. We thought they would. They didn't. The victory that once seemed certain, eluded them that day. Our team, the Ducks, lost the BCS championship last Monday and it would be true, though sad to say, "There was no joy in Mudville" on that cold dark winter day. Some take such loss in measured stride while others turn away and it was then I learnt a lesson hard, to share with you today. Never, never, never say, "It's just a game" to a grieving sports enthusiast. Your sanity and ancestry will be questioned. Fortunately, there was food to help make things right. I know you have a score of snacks to serve with drinks on game days. I'd like you to consider just one more. The recipe for these crisps was developed by Giada De Laurentis and you might want to give it a try. They are good, inexpensive and very easy to make. They can be made up to two days before serving in they are kept in airtight containers at room temperature. I doubt you'll have to worry about leftovers. Here's the recipe.

Parmesan Tortilla Chips
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Giada De Laurentis

Ingredients:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with aluminum foil. Whisk oil, oregano, and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat just until warm. Set aside for 15 minutes. Brush oil mixture over both sides of tortillas. Stack tortillas and cut them into 1/2 to 3/4-inch wide strips. Arrange strips in a single layer over the baking sheets. Sprinkle cheese and salt over strips. Bake until strips are golden brown and crisp, about 12 minutes. Yield: 5 to 6 servings.

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60 comments:

Ginny said...

These look delicious, and your picture is mouth watering!

Monet said...

I'm sorry that the Ducks lost on Monday. I'm not a big sport's fan, but the rest of my family gets quite involved, so I understand how hard those losses can be! These crisps look so yummy though! I always have extra corn tortillas lying around, so I'm eager to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing. May your Sunday burst forth with joy and love.

Satya said...

parmesan tortilla crisps looks so tempting..super click...i will try it soon

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Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Wow those look scrumptious! Sorry about your team Mary, but as you may remember I'm down here in the other part of the world!

Chiara said...

very easy to make!Looks tasty Mary!
Mexican/italian tortillas, I like this recipe! thanks for sharing...A hug...

Katerina said...

I guess all men around the world become passionate with a sport and they all have the same reactions towards a win or a loss. Food is universaly the right thing to please them during and after a game whatever the result is. Your snack entered on my list. Good day Mary!

My Little Space said...

I love tortilla chips! And these looks as fantastic. I should start making my own snack. :o) Thank you very much for sharing. Have a great weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

bellini valli said...

These look healthy and perfect for the game or any day Mary.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

these look easy and tasty, what more could you want after a game.

Cherine said...

Gorgeous chips! look fabulous!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Those crisps look perfect snack with hot tea!

kitchen flavours said...

These look fantastic! I'm sure that these won't last two days! Would definitely love to try this. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Martha said...

These look really good and I do like Giada's recipes (from her TV show -- don't use her books (I have 2) all that much!)

Sorry about your team losing!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

A nice way to dress up a run-of-the-mill chip.

Alwayzbakin said...

Love your blog! This recipe sounds delicous. Will have to try this one.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great Mary! We can always use another game day munchie:@)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm sorry the Ducks lost and I can certainly understand why that phrase can be more than a little annoying to the team that lost.

These tortilla crisps look so professional. It's hard to believe they can be made at home and come out looking as attractive as yours. Very impressive Mary.
Sam

Katrina V. said...

Yum, looks good! Do you dip them in anything, or just eat them as is?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such an easy and delicous sounding treat! I love anything crunchy.
Sorry about the Ducks... and the whole "Mudville" thing!Thank goodness for food!
I'm making these to keep around.
Yvonne

Joanne said...

I'm sorry your team lost Mary! Such a bummer.

I love the sound of these crisps though! I bet they'd be great to make on Superbowl Sunday!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Oh, I know your sorrows!!!

These crisps however... would make anyone forget about their team losing! I'm thinking with a white bean dip of some sort??? Mmmmm!

Priya said...

Crisps looks soo tempting..

PeggyR said...

Oh yum, I definitely need to make some Mexican dishes.

SUNFLOWERS8 said...

Yum ;)

Big Dude said...

These sound delicious Mary and it's a shame someone had to lose the football game - it was fun to watch. And how about those uniforms?

Kath said...

Your Parmesan Tortilla Crisps look fantastic, Mary! What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

I'm a Husky, but I'm still sorry that the Ducks lost (unlike some of my Husky fan friends who have an irrationally intense rivalry with Oregon).

I'm not a pro football fan, but I've got to say today - Go Seahawks!!

Jennifer said...

Mary these look like doritos! Yum! minus the yucky additives and MSG that doritos actually have in them!

How were they!? would you make them again?

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

From the Kitchen said...

For me, sports are all about the food! I do, however, like for my sports friends to be happy with their teams!
This looks delicious--a perfect accompaniment to my bloody mary soup recipe!

Best,
Bonnie

Cathy said...

These crisps would satisfy my savory tooth. I'll take something salty and cheesy over a sweet almost any day.

Susan said...

These look so yummy...I can't eait to try. I love your blog..I will be back!

EliFla said...

These tortillas are ideal for apetizers....

I hope you and your friends are going to join to my funny romantic contest....have a blessed Sunday, hugs, Flavia

Rhonda Lea Adkins said...

So sorry that your team lost but I'm so happy you shared your recipe. I have some homemade salsa just dying for some tortilla crisps.

Yaya' s Home said...

Oh, but you DO know how to tempt me, don't you? Can I say that I have cooked if I make 'em? Bet I'd get rave reviews from my good hubby-buddy. Thanks for this.

~ Yaya

Cooking Creation said...

Oh, I could go for those about now. Thanks for sharing! They sound delicious!

Faith said...

Sorry to hear your team lost, Mary! These tortilla chips on the other hand look like a sure winner! Great flavor with the oregano and Parmesan!

The Words Crafter said...

Sad about the loss....

This looks like a fantastic recipe; I copied and pasted it and I can't wait to make it, thanks!!!

Hope you weekend has been wonderful:)

Alessandra said...

You are right Mary, never say 'it's just a game' :-), a cuddle is better.

The parmesan tortilla are a great idea!

ciao

Alessandra

Jen_from_NJ said...

I'm so sorry about the Ducks! Good food does help to soften the blow and your crisps look just great. They would be perfect for Superbowl Sunday.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You know there have been times when I've had leftover tortillas and now I know a great recipe for them. They (and your photo) look terrific.

teresa said...

excellent snack, especially for an energetic sports day!

Joy said...

How tasty! My mouth is watering for them ~ and I haven't even had breakfast yet!

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

These look perfect for Superbowl Sunday! I have been looking for recipes to serve and these tortilla crisps look amazing! :)

aipi said...

Perfect to munch on anytime..your picture is fantastic!

US Masala

Pondside said...

I immediately thought of how good these would be with a big bowl of thick pear soup.

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Corn tortillas?! Awesome! What a brilliant idea.

The Food Hound said...

I support any SEC loss, so I was rooting for the Ducks :) There is no joy in Mudville today, either, because the Patriots are losing their playoff game. Unless there is divine intervention in the next 2 minutes, the Booze Hound will be trying to jump out the window!

Sweet and Savory said...

My husband is on a gluten free diet so this is perfect. He does not get that much in treats so this will be special to him.

Lori said...

Oh I know these would be so delicious.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

These crisps look sensational!! I want to take a bite and taste the crunch!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

These look fantastic and nothing in it that my daughter is allergic to. YEAH. Sorry your team lost. :(

Fondly,
Glenda

Miriam said...

Parmesan tortilla chips? I love it already :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Country Dreaming said...

I will have to try these. They'd be good for Super Bowl Sunday!

Melinda

Pacheco Patty said...

I'm sorry about the Ducks, I feel your pain but they had a great season and won some tough games!
How about those crisps! I think that's a fun recipe that I will have to try;-)

Angie's Recipes said...

Mary, these crisps look fantastic! And the picture itself is almost edible!

Claudia said...

This just went straight to my Paremesan-loving-heart.

dawn said...

these look fantastic! sorry the ducks lost!
dawn

Carrie said...

Those look delicious!

Tasha said...

There was a very big, devestating sports loss in our household yesterday, so I can relate. I, too, have learned to take care in what I say afterwards. And of course, delicious food helps. This snack would appeal to my family in so many ways.

~Lexibule~ said...

Mmm!! Ce sont mes préférés:)) Ton blog est Splendides et très Alléchants;)xxx

FOODESSA said...

Oh, these will be perfect for a snack lunch I planning soon. Great treat. Thanks.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

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