November 6 is not another day-it’s National Nachos Day! And it gets messy, spicy, plain, or crunchy; there are a million different ways to make nachos, a fiesta for the taste buds. To ensure America celebrates this national holiday deliciously, we are sharing with you and unleashing the secrets to mastering perfecto nachos.
First, a little history lesson.
According to Wikipedia, nachos is a Mexican dish—often served as a snack, made of tortilla chips (totopos) covered with cheese or cheese-based sauce and other ingredients. Yet more elaborate versions add more ingredients and can be served as a main dish.
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. In 1943, the wives of 10 to 12 U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan arrived at a restaurant right after it closed. The maître d’hôtel, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, invented a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: Tortillas with cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers and served them. Thus, the nachos were born!
Nachos are just loved by everyone. They’re perfect for sharing, quick and easy to make, customizable and of course delicious. From my experience in years of working with different international cooks and chefs I’ve learned that delicious nachos are really in the ingredients.
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