To be honest, we don’t really have the stale tortilla chip problem at my house. Our conundrum is more along the lines of how-many-crumbles-are-at-the-bottom-of-the-bag-and-does-Chris-have-any-shame-about-eating-them-dowsed-in-hot-sauce-with-a-spoon-like-a-bowl-of-cereal-in-milk kinda problem.
Nevertheless, in Mexican cuisine, the tortilla chip (a tostadita or totopos) isn’t a think that scoops up melted cheese sauce, but an ingredient in all kinds of tasty dishes. So, if you’ve a stale bag lying around and don’t expect me to come by anytime soon, there’s plenty of useful and flavorful ways to use them up.
Epicurious offers six ways to freshen up stale chips, from recipes like chilaquiles or migas, which are designed to use up last nights tortillas for today’s breakfast to techniques to recrisp and get ’em ready for guac season.
Check out all the tortilla chips makeovers at Epicurious: How to Give Stale Tortilla Chips New Life