' Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.'
Monday, 15 October 2012
Hand torn wheaten tortillas chips lightly fried in rapeseed oil and finished with a scattering of sea salt. Doesn't that just sound like something that would come from Waitrose or Marks and Sparks with a price tag way out of kilter with the weight of the contents of the packet? Well, it's just something that I knocked up last night with half a packet of tortillas from Asda that had gone a bit stiff. I reckon the total cost for two plastic containers full worked out at just over fifty pence. Unsurprisingly only one lunchbox worth made it beyond the cooking process. They were just so irresistible that they got nibbled whilst going along!
To recreate this yourself, coat a frying pan with oil and once it's hot, tear in pieces of tortilla. They only take a minute or so to cook each side. You'll get a feel for how long after you've burnt a batch! Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with seasalt. Ideal with dips, or as I found out, just munched on their own warm from the pan.