Fresh fried corn chips with tomatillo salsa

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
Tomatillo Salsa:
.5kg tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 jalapeno, stemmed
1 small Spanish onion, quartered
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp salt
1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves coarsely chopped
2 limes, juiced
Vegetable oil, for frying
12 corn tortillas
1) Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes until the tomatillos are soft but have not burst.

2) Drain and reserve cooking liquid. Add the cooked vegetables to a blender with the cilantro leaves and lime juice. *Pour in 55ml of the reserved cooking liquid and process to a coarse puree - be careful when you process the hot liquid as it will expand - so make sure you hold the lid down firmly.

3) Taste and adjust seasoning with more cilantro, lime juice, or salt according to preference.
Prepare corn chips.
1) Preheat oil to 190 degrees C. Cut tortillas into large wedges and deep-fry in batches until golden and crispy, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Season immediately with salt so it sticks and serve warm chips with tomatillo salsa.

*When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

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