National Tortilla Chip Day
Rebecca Webb Carranza is credited with creating tortilla chips in Los Angeles in the 1940’s. She came up with the idea to use all the scraps from the automated tortilla machine instead of throwing them away. They were cut into triangles and then fried. She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.
In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.
Today tortilla chips are one of the most popular snack foods.
Since this is “Heart Health Care Month”, this recipe from 2011 is for baked tortilla chips.
guacamole and baked tortilla chips (pamelasalzman.com)
Another all-American snack, chip and dip. I love potato chips, a thin slice of potato deep fried to a crunchy crisp and seasoned just right. Can anyone pass up potato chips?
Chip are typically accompanied by a dip that should compliment the flavor of the chip. Dips can be sour cream based, cream cheese based or vegetable based, such as salsa.
To celebrate this day make some potato chips and dip. Trust me, making them yourself is worth the time. One piece of advise though, make sure to use Wesson oil. It seems to be the least greasy of all the oils I’ve tried. You’re in for a treat!!!
Your dip is next. I like guacamole with potato chips. I know it typically accompanies tortilla chips, but if you make the guacamole creamy rather than chunky it’s a perfect accompaniment.
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