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National Tortilla Chip Day

Updated on October 9, 2015

History

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

Fun Facts:

-- 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!

Guacamole with Cumin Dusted Tortillas recipe

Places to find recipes

Baked Tortilla Chips

Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

Low Fat and Delicious

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That's silly, National Tortilla Day! I get such a kick out of these celebration lenses of days I have never heard of, but...why not! :D

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I enjoyed reading your lens in the February Silly Celebrations. Thanks for sharing all about National Tortilla Chip Day. I could certainly enjoy celebrating that all year long!