Homemade Tortilla Strips

Cafe Rios Crispy Tortilla Strips

These Homemade Tortilla Strips are perfect for Our Version of Cafe Rio / Costa Vida Salads (click HERE)… or any salad for that matter. They are so easy and cheap to make. If you buy these at the store, they are like $4! What a rip-off! These taste a lot better than the store ones too. I promise it is worth making your own!

Homemade Tortilla Strips

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  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • Kosher salt


  • Cut tortillas into strips using a pizza cutter. You can cut 2-3 at a time pretty easily. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Place strips into hot oil and fry until they become crispy. When nice and crispy, remove from oil and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt after each batch.


  1. Jessica Edwards says:

    How long are these good for?

  2. Love Bug says:

    Can someone give me the run down on how to successfully pan fry these? I usually have bad luck trying to pan fry anything.

    • Connie says:

      Try to broil them it works out so much better,,rub them down with olive oil then cut into strips and broil

  3. anne donnelly says:

    I prefer to bake mine but watch them…

    Can I make them ahead? How do you keep them and for how long?

    Thank you, Anne

    • Erica says:

      They don’t keep the best, I would say no longer than a week…

  4. Tahoe Mama says:

    Great recipe! I made this last night with left-over shredded carnitas pork that I had made earlier in the slow cooker. I had a lot of meat so I doubled the recipe. I also, dumped the pork into the soup about 30 minutes before serving. I broiled the tortilla stripes too; didn’t want to deal with hot frying oil. Everyone loved the fresh veggies that get added when serving. Definitely keeping this recipe in my stash of easy meals, especially for leftovers. If I ever make it to Utah I’ll keep an eye out for Cafe Rio.

    • Echo says:

      Thanks you for the ideas! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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