National Tortilla Chip Day
Sources say that Rebecca Webb Carranza is responsible for this fun and crispy snack. During the 1940s while working in a Los Angeles factory that her and her husband owned, she recognized that there were many misshaped tortillas coming from their automated tortilla machine. Instead of throwing them away, they were cut into triangles, fried, and sold for a dime a bag by the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.
In 1994, Carranza even received the Golden Tortilla award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry. She died in 2006 at the age of 98.
February 24, 2014 is National Tortilla Chip Day
-- The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by texas businessman Elmer Doolin.
-- The word tortilla comes from the Spanish "torta," meaning "round cake."
-- Nachos are tortilla chips with cheese, and other toppings.
-- Doritos are flavored tortilla chips.
so grab yourself a bag of fun & start munching!
Places to find recipes
Baked Tortilla Chips
Authentic Mexican Tortillas
Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
Low Fat and Delicious