Fried Garlic Tortillas For Soup

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Fried garlic tortilla

Fried garlic tortilla

If you like garlic like me, you will like this fried tortilla. It’s very garlicky. I added a lot of chopped garlic to fry the tortillas. The smell of fried garlic was just awesome. It reminds me of a good garlic bread. This fried garlic tortilla strips goes very well with my Healthy Sweet Potato Carrot Soup. The chopped coriander gave it an added fragrance. I had these with the soup for dinner after a good round of badminton. I was tired and something light and delicious like this just made me full, satisfied and happy.

The tortillas that I used here were homemade. Will post that on another day. Tortillas are widely used in Mexican food for various wraps. I really like Mexican food. They are very delicious. I fell in love with it recently after my daughter cooked the Mexican Chicken Fajita for us.

Drick at Drick’s Rambling Cafe has been giving me much invaluable help and encouragement on how to cook Mexican food. Looks like he’s going to make me into a Mexican Lady!…haha. He has lots of awesome recipes. You got to visit his blog. I’m going to have fun cooking more Mexican food and posting them, now that I know how to make my own tortillas.

Pound the garlic, remove skin and chop

Pound the garlic, remove skin and chop

Garlic comes with many health benefits. We were trained from young to eat more garlic as my mom said it’s very good for health. It’s very easy to handle garlic compared to onions… won’t cry unnecessarily!
I find that the easiest way to peel and chop garlic is to cut one end of the garlic off. Then use your chopper or cleaver, give a big BANG on them as shown here. Hold the other end of the garlic (uncut end), give a gentle shake and the garlic will just fall out. That’s really simple and quick, right? Then just chop it up. I’m not a perfectionist in cooking, so my garlic comes in all shapes and sizes.

Here’s my simple and easy Fried Garlic Tortilla recipe. There’s no fixed amount in the ingredients. Just go according to your preference. You can add other spices or seasonings if you like but I’m happy with something simple like this.

2-3 tortillas (cut into strips)
garlic (peeled and chopped)
coriander (chopped)
sea salt
olive oil
chili powder (optional)

Fry the tortilla in garlic

Fry the tortilla in garlic

Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Use low to medium heat. Add the garlic and fry until light brown. Don’t over brown it otherwise the garlic will taste a little bitter. Mine was a little over browned as I was busy with doing something else while cooking. Add the tortilla strips, salt and coriander and continue to fry for a little while. Adjust according to your taste. Dish up and serve hot with soup.

Garlic tortilla with sweet potato carrot soup

Garlic tortilla with sweet potato carrot soup

What is your favourite to go with this type of thick vegetable soup? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Galangal Chicken Soup
Salmon Turkey Curry Soup
Creamy Chinese Cabbage Soup
Turkey Mince Tomato Egg Soup
Herbal Chicken Soup Spices From Anncoo

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luvtoeat  on September 1st, 2010

oh that’s such a simple recipe Mary. i love the taste of fried garlic and i definitely prefer chopping them over onions. this would make a great snack as well. i can sure see myself eating this over a bag of chips. it’s most likely cheaper and tastes better too. i think we need to get you a sombrero haha.

anncoo  on September 1st, 2010

Mary, I love to use garlic on almost any cooked food and this garlic tortilla looks so perfect with your soup. Delicious!

claire  on September 1st, 2010

me also a garlic lover… never eaten tortilla before:)

Mary  on September 1st, 2010

@luvtoeat - Oh yes, you are very right, LeQuan…great for snack, too. My mind is so full of my delicious soups that I didn’t think of that…haha :D That’s what friends are for…hehe. Oh dear, big word for me…sombreno…..hmmm. Now I wonder what it means. Must be something good :D …..cos you are always so encouraging!

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann! I hope we don’t smell of garlic…haha. Need to get more perfume :D

@claire - Oh, you another one….love garlic! We should hold a garlic party :D Tortillas are quite like Peking duck pancakes but much bigger and softer. I think you can get at the supermarket on your side. Otherwise you can make them yourself. I’ll post it soon.

Belinda @zomppa  on September 1st, 2010

I could imagine putting the garlic on so many, many things!

Rachana  on September 1st, 2010

Thats such a simple and delicious recipe! And, I love garlic too :-)

kristy  on September 1st, 2010

Wow, what a creative way to serve the tortilla! Must be so tasty and fragrant. Hmm…mm… Well done, Mary! Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
Cheers, kristy

Sushma Mallya  on September 1st, 2010

wow i can have all of those….looks too good,love the garlic flavour in it

Lavanya  on September 1st, 2010

Hey First time here…yummilicious blog …love to visit often :) Do visit my space !!


Cathy at Wives with Knives  on September 1st, 2010

Yum, I love garlic and can imagine how good these tortilla strips are with soup or a salad.

Ananda Rajashekar  on September 1st, 2010

I was waiting for this recipe, am great lover of garlic, can’t wait to try this recipe…loved ur first click thanks for ur recipe :)

Joy  on September 1st, 2010

I love garlic. This is a perfect snack for me.

TasteHongKong  on September 1st, 2010

Just curious if the garlics in your place are mostly in pink skins? Ours are usually white.

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on September 1st, 2010

Hi Mary,

wow!dats a yummy recipe…will definitely try it out!!


elra  on September 1st, 2010

Friend garlic sounds so delicious. I shall remember that!

Drick  on September 1st, 2010

now I know these garlic strips were fantastic and a great addition to your wonderful soup, inspiring idea my friend … thanks for the shout-out - have you made any of the sauces yet? My fave is the one with the buttermilk…

Little Inbox  on September 1st, 2010

The other day when I bake a pizza, I also choose to use garlic tortilla. It smells so great while baking in the oven. :)

Priya  on September 1st, 2010

Such a flavourful tortillas…tempting..

penny aka jeroxie  on September 1st, 2010

Oh YUM! I love garlic. As garlicky as possible :)

Reeni  on September 1st, 2010

What delicious garlic tortilla strips Mary! Perfect for scooping up that soup. I like crusty bread/croutons with my soup or even garlic bread.

Lazaro  on September 1st, 2010

Wonderful soup. Big bold flavors.

Patty Price  on September 1st, 2010

Looks wonderful with the soup, great flavors:)

Arnold  on September 1st, 2010

This looks delicious. I am no expert on Mexican food but you made this look fascinating. This seems to be pretty easy and I am definitely going to give this a try. Thanks.

Jeannie  on September 1st, 2010

This looks like the perfect accompaniment to your sweet potato soup…never thought of eating tortilla this way! great idea, and love the garlic too:)

Kamalika  on September 1st, 2010

Very innovative….new kind of recipe to me….sounds very tasty ….

Suman Singh  on September 1st, 2010

garlic tortilla looks delicious..nice and innovative one..

momgateway  on September 1st, 2010

…these are excellent accompaniment not only for soups but also with dips! Thanks!

5 Star Foodie  on September 1st, 2010

Mmmm…. fried garlic! Love it!

Katerina  on September 1st, 2010

I love garlic. Great supplement to the soup.

Mary  on September 1st, 2010

@Belinda @zomppa - Aha…you are another garlic lover! :D

@Rachana - Thanks very much, Rachana! Another garlic lover! :D

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! Hope you have a wonderful day, too :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! I see you are a garlic lover, too :D

@Lavanya - Thanks for visiting and lovely comment, Lavanya! :D

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - Yeah…another garlic lover! :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - You are most welcome, Ananda! Lovely to know you like garlic, too. Hope you like this fried garlic tortilla :D

@Joy - Lovely to know you are a garlic lover, too. Looks like almost everyone here loves garlic! :D

@TasteHongKong - The ones that I use here were bought from the supermarket. The ones that I buy from the Chinese shops are white ones…hmm…interesting. Both are equally delicious :D

@Dr.Sameena Prathap - Thanks very much, Dr! Have fun cooking :D

@elra - Thanks very much, Elra! :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! You are most welcome…a pleasure to introduce you to my readers :D Oh yes, I have tried the Mexican seasoning today to make quesadillas….very delicious. Will post soon. Continue like this, I think I’m becoming a Mexican :D I better learn some Mexican dancing, too…LOL

@Little Inbox - Great idea to use tortilla to make pizza. I would love to try that. Thanks very much for sharing :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Oh wow…you have to be the garlic queen! :D

@Reeni - Thanks very much, Reeni! I love crusty bread, croutons and garlic bread with soup, too…mmm…delicious :D

@Lazaro - Thanks very much, Lazaro! :D

@Patty Price - Thanks very much, Patty! :D

@Arnold - Me, too…only play school level in Mexican cooking….haha. I’m enjoying it…both cooking and eating.Have fun making the garlic tortillas :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! Give a try…very filling and satisfying :D

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D

@Suman Singh - Thanks very much, Suman! :D

@momgateway - Thanks very much for sharing! I would love to try with dips….mmmm :D

@5 Star Foodie - Aha… are a garlic lover, too :D

@Katerina - Yeah….you are also a garlic lover :D

mycookinghut  on September 1st, 2010

Simple recipe with great flavours! I love it!

Pepy @Indonesia-Eats  on September 1st, 2010

Uhhh this is really awesome one!

Faith  on September 1st, 2010

What a great use for tortillas! I love garlic and I bet this dish is fantastic paired with pretty much anything!

Aipi  on September 1st, 2010

I love garlicky flavor too..especially with quick fixes like this..awesome!!

somewhere in singapore  on September 1st, 2010

I don’t quite like garlic…

teresa  on September 1st, 2010

what a good idea, they look so flavorful!

noobcook  on September 2nd, 2010

love this east-meets-west creation :)

Mary  on September 2nd, 2010

@mycookinghut - Thanks very much! :D

@Pepy @Indonesia-Eats - Thanks very much, Pepy! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! Lovely to know you love garlic, too :D

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! I see you are a garlic lover, too :D

@somewhere in singapore - Aha…finally…found one not keen on garlic…haha :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@noobcook - Thanks very much! :D

Blackswan  on September 2nd, 2010

Mary, u’re a genius! This is so simple but u made it so delicious! I love garlic!!

peanutts  on September 2nd, 2010

yumm, love garlic on anything. great for a snack too, have a nice day

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on September 2nd, 2010

A perfect accompaniment to your delicious soup, much cooler than croutons. And bring on the garlic, I say! The more the merrier! (uh, just also bring on the mints, I guess)

Roti n Rice  on September 2nd, 2010

These garlic tortillas sound like a great accompaniment for soups. Very easy to prepare too.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on September 2nd, 2010

Mary, you always have some creative idea of cooking simple, healthy and delicious dishes. Love these fried garlic tortillas.

Mary  on September 2nd, 2010

Your garlicy tortillas look and sound delicious. I’ll wager they were a perfect accompaniment to that lovely carrot soup. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

Cooking gallery  on September 2nd, 2010

This is something new to me but I can imagine that fried garlic tortilla would taste fantastic with soup!

Mary  on September 2nd, 2010

@Blackswan - Awww…….I really wish I am a genius in cooking so that I don’t have to drool so much when visiting other food blogs…haha :D Great to know you love garlic, too. We should form a garlic club…haha

@peanutts - Thanks very much! Hope you have a nice day, too :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Thanks very much, Conor! Aha…you great garlic lover! :D Yes, I will add the mint next time. I love mint…mmm

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much for your compliments, Christine….smiling here :D It’s also because I don’t like to stay too long in my kitchen…hehe

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Hope you have a great day, too :D

@Cooking gallery - It is very delicious with the soup. I really like it :D Hope you will like it too.

tigerfish  on September 2nd, 2010

I also took a 2nd look at the pink-skin garlic! I thought they were shallots but no, they were garlic. :) …such a simple and tasty idea for tortillas and to enjoy with your homemade soup.

Magic of Spice  on September 2nd, 2010

Mary this is fantastic…And I love the soup :) I love the tortilla done this way…

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog  on September 2nd, 2010

You said garlic and tortillas, wow I love it. I can feel the fried garlicky aroma from here into the soup :)



Angie's Recipes  on September 3rd, 2010

Mary, I love the garlic stuff…these fried tortillas are great!

suituapui  on September 3rd, 2010

My daughter would love this. She loves Mexican food. Loves Taco Bell but unfortunately, none in Wellington, New Zealand…

Mary  on September 3rd, 2010

@tigerfish - Thanks very much! These are delicious with the soup :D Yes, these garlic look white on the outside. When you peel off the thin outer layer, the pips are purplish but the garlic inside is the same. Sounds strange huh.

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! :D

@Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog - Gera, you must be one great garlic lover….garlic king…haha :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@suituapui - Lovely to know that your daughter loves Mexican food. Wow…she is in New Zealand…a place I dream to go. Is there a way to make these Taco Bells? Maybe you have to send her some :D

Wendy  on September 3rd, 2010

Yum, yum! I’ve never thought of thatr, mary! What a great idea!

lequan@luvtoeat  on September 3rd, 2010

Sombrero=big Mexican hat. Teehee.

Janice  on September 3rd, 2010

Wow Mary that really looks delicious. I love mexican food too and I love garlic.

Mary  on September 4th, 2010

@Wendy - Thanks very much, Wendy! :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - Aha…that’s it! Thanks lots, LeQuan! :D I think I must learn some Mexican dances, too…haha. I love Mexican music….so lively and cheery.

@Janice - Thanks very much, Janice! I have met another garlic lover :D

Lisa~Korean American Mommy  on September 4th, 2010

Mary this looks amazing. Being a garlic lover, I’m in love!

Tasty Trix  on September 5th, 2010

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE this. Garlic is tops in my book, and having recently made my own tortillas I can only imagine how good this would be.

Corina  on September 12th, 2010

These look so good. I would eat a whole plate of these and forget to even make the soup!

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Mary  on September 19th, 2010

@Lisa~Korean American Mommy - Thanks very much, Lisa! Lovely to know you love garlic, too.

@Tasty Trix - Lovely to know you love garlic and make your own tortillas, too. You have to be called the ‘garlic queen’ :D

@Corina - Haha…..I’m trying to imagine that :D

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