Nachos Day celebrates the irresistible dish that can either be a snack or a meal. This Mexican dish is made of tortilla chips covered in cheese and salsa. Usually served with sour cream and guacamole on the side. Nachos can be made with a variety of toppings, such as ground beef, chicken, pork, vegetables, and beans.
All about Nachos
Nachos were first created in 1943 by Ignacio Anaya, also known as Nacho. He was a maitre d' at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Mexico, just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Anaya is said to have invented nachos when some military wives came into the restaurant looking for a snack. He quickly improvised by frying some tortillas, adding shredded cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers, and calling them "Nachos Especiales".
Over the years, nachos have become a popular dish in the United States, especially at sporting events and movie theaters.
So, how do you make nachos? It's actually quite simple. All you need are some tortilla chips, cheese, salsa, and your favorite toppings. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread a layer of chips on a baking sheet and top with cheese and salsa. Add your toppings of choice and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with sour cream and guacamole on the side.
Now that you know all about nachos, grab some chips and cheese and celebrate National Nachos Day!