Years ago I wrote an short article about a technique I used to buy chips in bulk and keep them fresh for as long as you need, because those huge bags they sell at warehouse stores do save money – but not if they are thrown out (or not enjoyed, or have to be reheated/crisped in the oven) as the last 1/3 often went stale. It’s still one of my favorite kitchen hacks that I use monthly when we get our organic tortilla chips from Costco (to eat with our favorite salsa or pico de gallo, of course), so of course you know I’d want to share and make sure everyone who buys big bags of chips knows about this.
Instead of just reposting the article, though, Brian and I decided to start a mini series on our You Tube channel of some of the kitchen tips I use all the time, starting with our little bulk-chip-buying-tip. Obviously, it’s not that long – you can watch me share my silly little tip here:
This works with any chip, by the way, not just tortilla chips. We just don’t regularly buy other chips – organic tortilla chips make a great snack with salsa, lunch as nachos, and dinner as a base for haystack-type dinners. Even though we do like homemade tortilla chips, which don’t take a lot of time, it’s still nice to have this one convenience food around. And if they’re well-made, inexpensive, and there’s no waste involved I feel good about it!
I’m pretty sure lots of other people do this – and it works with other bulk foods, too – so tell me, have you ever done this? Or do you have any other kitchen tips you use and love?
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