Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a recipe for how to make homemade Cool Ranch Dortios. You can thank me later, once you're done licking the powder off your fingers.
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Step 1: Tortilla Chips
- Soft corn tortillas
- an oil with a light flavor, like sunflower, soybean, canola, etc.
Take a sharp knife, and cut your pile of tortillas into even sixths. Lay out on an oiled baking sheet. It doesn't matter if your triangles are touching, but try to not have any overlap.
Bake at 350 until they start to lightly brown, approximately 10 minutes. Be sure to watch carefully so they don't burn.
If you're not in the mood for Doritos anymore, salt lightly and enjoy with salsa.
Step 2: Mix Seasonings
With a small bowl and whisk, mix together your seasonings. These are approximate measurements - it's all about taste testing to your own preferences. But with these ingredients and ratios I got a powder that tastes just like the real thing
- 1/2 packet Hidden Valley ranch mix
- 1/4 packet cheese powder from a box of white cheddar mac n' cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch paprika
Step 3: Coat Chips
To coat your fresh tortilla chips with Dorito-goodness, you will first be spraying them with oil. Ideally, I would use my own oil and spray it on the chips with a spray bottle or mister. However I don't have those things, so I checked out my grocery store's selection of Pam spray oils. If you're doing this, I suggest reading through some of the ingredients on the back before you buy - a lot of those products have strange ingredients for non-stick purposes, that don't really apply here.
When you're armed with oil, spray your chips lightly while they're still on the baking sheet. Dump into a large gallon-sized Ziplock bag, and add powder (again, about 2 teaspoons per baking sheet of chips. If you like them stronger, add more!)
Shake! You'll see that the powder easily sticks to the chips.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Well that was easy! Pour Doritos into a bowl (or don't, if you believe Doritos are better enjoyed straight from the bag) and snack guilt-free
*note: I was going for entirely homemade Doritos with this Instructable. But if you need to quench your Doritos craving in a pinch, I'm willing to bet you can use this powder recipe to coat store-bought tortilla chips, and it'll taste just fine. If you try this let me know how it works out!