Despite the claim that chips are unhealthy, they are very tasty and perhaps one of the biggest temptations for children and adults.
One of the healthiest options for chips is corn chips. And can you imagine how delicious it will be if you make it yourself at home, without any harmful enhancers and flavorings?
January 29th is Corn Chip Day in the US, so what better way to celebrate the delicious date than with a bowl of homemade corn chips.
Ingredients Needed: 1 cup yellow corn flour, 2/3 cup white flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Additional spices: garlic, salt and onion
Method of preparation
1. Combine the corn flour, white flour, salt, baking soda, and nonfat dry milk in a large bowl;
2. In the same cup you used to measure, combine the water and fat, mix well;
3. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour the liquid mixture into it. Stir the mixture well with a fork to combine well. Stir until a dough is obtained;
4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes;
5. Divide the dough into two halves and place each
half of the dough on a previously floured surface;
6. Roll out the dough very thinly;
7. Lightly sprinkle with desired spices and press lightly with the roller, so that the spices stick well;
8. Using a pizza cutter (or a very sharp knife), cut the dough into squares, triangles, or other shapes of your choice;
9. Bake at 180°C for about 12 minutes (or until the chips pieces are lightly browned) in a greased pan. Leave them to cool completely on kitchen paper;
10. Store tightly closed to prevent the chips from softening.
It's not that hard, is it? Your children and not only them will be happy with your own and crispy corn chips. And, believe me, there's no sweeter reward than trying your first batch of hot-from-the-oven homemade corn chips.
And to surprise your family the next time you roll up your sleeves, you can experiment with your favorite spices and flavors.