• Cooking Time: 14 to 15
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 20



  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus extra
  • 1-1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus extra, if desired
  • 24 (6-inch) corn tortillas


  • Arrange oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush two large cookie sheets with oil.
  • Whisk 1/4 cup oil with chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne and salt.
  • Cut corn tortillas into 24 ghost shapes.
  • Use a wooden skewer to punch eye holes into each ghost.
  • Brush one side of each ghost with oil and spice mixture.
  • Place ghosts, dry side down, in single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake, switching position of pans halfway through, until ghosts have curled into lively shapes and become golden and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Season with additional salt, if desired; let cool completely on pans.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • (Ghosts can be made up to 3 days ahead; store in a tightly covered tin.)

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