When an oil smokes-watch out, it is ready to burn! (not so tasty!) Store, uncovered for 2-3 days -- if they last that long: Deep-Fried & Crispy Corn Tortilla Chips (Totopos): Recipe yields 180 (15 dozen tortilla chips). To fry tortilla chips: First, heat 1/4 to 1/2 inches of oil in a skillet or Dutch oven (or you can use a deep fryer). 385º to 395ºF - Cube of bread turns light brown in 20 seconds - Good for French fried potatoes, onions, eggplant; potato chips. Do not crowd the pieces. Frying Procedure Lower the food gently into the heated oil, using a wire basket, spoon or tongs. To make the job easy and a bit more fool-proof, I choose to use a deep fryer to cook the potato chips. The fryer will keep the temperature of your oil consistent and is easier to clean up than a pan full of hot oil. Here are some easy tips: When the deep-fryer returns to temperature, fry the second batch and continue this process until all totopos are fried. You need to fry the chips twice, once to part cook them and a second time in hotter oil to give them crispiness and colour. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/244540/fried-flour-tortilla-chips The Double-Fry Method . https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/73135/homestyle-potato-chips Cook the turkey about 3 to 4 minutes per pound. When the oil reaches 350 degrees, place a few of the chips in at a time to cook. The first step in making anything fried is to make sure you have the right oil: Frying Oil 101 I recommend using an oil that has a high “smoke point” — the temperature to which it can be heated without smoking. The turkey is done when the dark meat is at an internal temperature of 175° F to 180° F and all white meat is at an internal temperature of 165° F to 170° F. When the turkey is done, slowly lift it from the pot and place it in a pan or on paper towels to drain. When it comes to the actual cooking, you want to fry the french fries twice. Be careful not to over crowd the pot. The first round is at a lower temperature to cook the inside of the potato and the second time you'll use a higher temperature to make the fries golden brown and crispy.