1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon corn oil
Corn Oil for frying
To be fair, I thought these were absolutely terrible, However, the kids thought they were awesome and proceeded to eat a few dozen of them.
I figure that the Corn Chip companies out there actually process their corn chips several times, baking and frying, which I also tried.
It results in a leathery, dried out, very nasty chip that not even chickens will consume.
I also tried Different Corn Flours such as this one:
and then, dear folks, I got a wonderful idea, a wonderfully HORRIBLE idea... I had a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and I thought, for only a moment, that it would work perfectly.
So I mixed up a box of jiffy corn muffin mix with a bit of water and corn oil. I tasted the dough- it tasted very similar to our favorite brand of corn chips- then I dropped one into the hot oil and it instantly disappeared. It literally dissolved into a sizzling mess of black. No corn chip- just black crumbles.
So, despite the fact that the rest of the family thought these were palatable, I think when I get the craving for Fritos, I'll alleviate it by buying a bag.