cinco de mayo: churro chips

Sometimes, as mothers who strive to celebrate our kids everyday, and in turn running a blog that is all about celebrating childhood, we feel personal pressure to go above and beyond, over the top, whenever a holiday comes our way. Sometimes though, we just want to sit on the couch and eat Churro Chips! That’s okay too, right?

These delectable little morsels are perfect for a sweet snack or if you’re feeling festive, that upcoming Cinco De Mayo party! (Can we be invited?)

cinco de mayo, churros, kids snacks

Start with uncooked tortillas (we get ours at Costco, they make killer burritos and quesadillas and only add on a minute or two to cook time.) Using a knife, cut inch strips all the way across and then in half.

cinco de mayo, churros, kids snacks

Bring a deep-bottomed dish of oil to a boil and toss in the chips, don’t overcrowd though!

cinco de mayo, churros, kids snacks

Once they’re lightly browned and puffed up, remove them from the oil with a ladle and place on a paper towel to dry slightly. Coat in cinnamon sugar and enjoy!

cinco de mayo, churros, kids snacks

Keep reading for the official recipe:

Ingredients: Oil for frying (we use light tasting olive oil)
Uncooked Tortillas (we get ours from Costco)
1/2 C Sugar & 2 T Cinnamon for mixture

Directions: Pour oil in to a large cast iron skillet about 1/4 inch up the side of the pan. Set stove to medium-high heat. Take a small stack of tortillas and cut into one inch strips. With a small piece of tortilla, test the oil’s heat by dropping it into the pan. If the tortilla immediately starts to fry the oil is ready. Carefully drop the tortilla strips into the oil without overlapping. Fry for about a minute per side, flipping with tongs. Remove from the oil and let drain briefly on a paper towel.

Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.


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