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All Hail to Thee, Nacho. It's National Tortilla Chip Day.

All Hail to Thee, Nacho. It's National Tortilla Chip Day.

Published: 02/24/2011 by Janet

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Who knew that tortilla chips are not Mexican?  They are actually Cal-Mex, and were invented by Rebecca Webb Caranza in the 1940’s as a way to use up rejects from the tortilla machine.  They expanded beyond California with the growth in the popularity of Mexican food.

 

And now for some recipes:

 

Paula Deen’s Macho Nachos (crazy delicious)
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/macho-nachos-recipe/index.html

 

Emeril Lagasse’s Pico De Gallo with Homemade Tortilla Chips (Homemade pico de gallo ALWAYS beats store-bought)
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/pico-de-gallo-with-homemade-tortilla-chips-recipe/index.html

 

Or serve this with your tortilla chips:

Barefoot Contessa’s Guacamole
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/guacamole-recipe/index.html

 

Muy delicioso.