Thursday, May 7, 2009

Homemade corn chips

Homemade corn chips!

In the never ending effort to reduce our exposure to chemical and to 'know' what's in what we are eating, we tried to make our own corn chips.

It's weird, you eat one and and you think... "uummm it's ok, strange texture" then you suddenly find you can't stop eating them, it's like they have an addictive causing substance!

Corn Chips
180 deg C
10 mins

Mix: 1 cup corn meal (polenta)
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons milk powder

In a separate bowl & stir
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Choice of topping: powdered garlic, paprika, onion, or seasoned salt etc

Add liquids to dry mix. Stir with fork. Knead until smooth.
On two sheets of baking paper, sprinkle cornmeal. Divide mix in half and roll out thinly on both sheets. Go really thin but not so there are holes.
 Sprinkle with topping of choice. Garlic powder is what I used. Roll again to press topping in.
Cut into triangles, or whatever you want. Prick with fork.

Bake 10 mins or until lightly brown. 

*We found that the edge pieces were the nicest. So next time I'll try to go thinner again.


Anonymous said...

Think you have inspired me to have a go at making the corn chips!

Just wondering if you used your pasta machine to roll it out very thin? Think that is what I will use :-)


Secret Hippie said...

Goodness Kaye, that's clever!