National Tortilla Chip Day
Tortilla chips may just be one of the more underrated items you have in your pantry! But how can you pay tribute to this low-key kitchen staple? By celebrating National Tortilla Chip Day, of course! We’ve got a mix of recipes, fun facts and other bits of crunchy fun! Buckle up! It’s about to get salty in here!
Homemade Tortilla Recipe
We know, we know. The bags of tortilla chips that you can grab at the store are super convenient, but sometimes you just need some homemade goodness. This time-tested, family recipe is the perfect one to convert to crispy, crunchy goodness. You can find a great way to fry the tortilla chips here, or you can always bake them if you’d prefer a little healthier option. We recommend baking at 350° for 10 minutes.
Did you know: Did you know that Doritos, one of America’s favorite tortilla chip brands, was created at Disneyland? A creative chef used the leftover tortillas from Casa de Fritos, a restaurant at Disneyland sponsored by Fritolay, and seasoned them with his own blend of tasty herbs and spices. When Archibald Clark West, a VP at Frito-Lay, visited the restaurant while on a family vacation, tried these new creations, and recognized the taste of potential. The rest is tasty, cheesy history.
Tortilla Chip Recipes
Did you know: The man credited with the creation of tortilla chips is Jose Martinez, of San Antonio, Texas. Martinez was the creator of mass-produced masa, the traditional base for tortillas, and realized that he had tons of leftover mesa, so the entrepreneur decided to cut it up and toast the pieces into chips.
Did you know that approximately 164,000 tortilla chips can be made from a single acre of wheat? That’s more than 410 bags per acre! Now it’s REALLY time to throw a party!
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