National Corn Chip Day is January 29th
How Did The Corn Chip Come to Be?
The creator of Fritos corn chips, C.E. Doolin, was trying to find a way to extend the shelf life of tortillas in his store. He met a Texan selling a fried variety and bought the recipe from him for $100. He, his mother and his brother Earl worked long and hard to come up with the perfect recipe and corn chips as we know them today (a.k.a. Fritos) became a reality. This was all the way back in 1932 during the depression and times were tough so it is rumored that his mother let him pawn her wedding ring to have the money needed for the project. It really paid off!
Later he grew his own corn and that, according to some, is the real secret! So now you know!
- 3 corn tortillas
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Cut each tortilla in half, and then cut each half into 3 identical triangles.
- Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Spray the chips with vegetable oil spray and srinkle on the sea salt evenly over the chips.
- Bake the chips approximately 8 minutes flipping them over half way through.
Tortillas You can use. - Cut Them and Use them to Make you Own Chips!
How About You
Would you make your own corn chips or buy them?
Even a Book Named for Corn Chips! - For the tweens in your life!
"Land of Corn Chips" by Angela Carley
"Eleven-year-old Nate Hansen never believed in dragons before an eccentric man with a purple-feather hat kidnaps him. Spirited to the Land of Corn Chips on the back of a mechanical yellow dragon, Nate must find a way to avoid being ground into compost. His only hope of escape is to earn the friendship of the local wrestling gang and zombie kids, and to believe in a parent he no longer trusts."
"If you enjoy Lemony Snicket, Fabelhaven, and action packed middle-grade fiction, Land of Corn Chips is for you."
What to do with those hundreds of crushed corn chips at the bottom of the bag
Use those crushed corn chips!
- Put them on top of a southwestern style salad (black beans, salsa, etc) instead of croutons.
- Sprinkle on top of chili.
- Great on top of a Southwestern Macaroni and Cheese baked in the oven.
- Garnish on tortilla soup.
- Toss them into the frying pan with an egg. You'll get a crispy crunchy egg tortilla,
You Shouldn't Eat Corn Chips Alone - Eat with a Dip!
Gluten Free Corn Chips!
A Treat for All!
For those who must stay away from gluten, which is a type of protein found in wheat, rye and barley, there are corn chips that are labeled as gluten free. They are a great snack for people who suffer from celiac disease. Always read the lable to be sure!