How to Make Tortillas Taste Just Like Doritos
Monday, December 12, 2016
Here's how to do it:
Finely grind 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and 1 tsp. tomato powder (optional) in a spice mill. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Cut 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas into triangles. Pour vegetable oil into a large pot to a depth of 1 1/2" and heat over medium-high until a frying or candy thermometer registers 350' F. Working in batches, cook tortilla triangles, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 2 minutes per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fried chips to prepared baking sheet to drain. Repeat the process with the remaining tortilla triangles. Add the drained chips to the mixing bowl with the spices, and, using a large spoon, toss until chips are seasoned.
So, here now, are the keys to the Dorito Dust Kingdom, in both nacho cheese and cool ranch variations. Use them wisely:
For Nacho Cheese: Mix together 5 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper.
For Cool Ranch: Same as above, but this time, add 1/2 tsp of ground chipotle powder and 1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes. Sprinkle over anything. Anything.