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 NATIONAL TORTILLA CHIP DAY

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

National Tortilla Chip Day, a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation, is observed annually on February 24th.

The tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, chile con queso, guacamole, cheese dips or other dips.  Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and then fried.  The corn tortillas are made from corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.  Typically made with yellow corn, tortillas can also be made with white, blue or red corn.

Even though tortilla chips have always been considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados, they were first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. It is said that the triangle-shaped tortilla chips were made popular by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to use the misshapen tortillas that were rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Los Angeles deli and tortilla factory.

Carranza realized that once the discarded tortillas were cut into triangle shapes and fried, they became a popular snack.  She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.  Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994 for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

The United States is one of the primary markets for tortilla chips. 

Another favorite dish made with tortilla chips is nachos.  The dish was first created around 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. Nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, and often additional toppings are added, such as meat, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, diced onion, lettuce, olives, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go and get your favorite dip and enjoy some tortilla chips. Don’t forget that margarita to wash it all down!

Have a Great Weekend! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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Happy Monday everyone! There’s nothing I like more than grabbing a bag of chips and snacking away while I relax with my favorite tv show. Those delicious salty things just pop right in your mouth and before I know I have eaten the whole bag along with a whole string of calories and fat I didn’t want. Well now you can satisfy that salty craving without all of the things you didn’t want with these homemade chip recipes that aren’t only delicious but healthy as well!

Carrot Chips

Carrot Chips

Recipe: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Carrot-Chips-Recipe-34719564

Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

Recipe: http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2015/05/05/baked-plantain-chips/

Cheesy Garlic Corn Chips

Healthy Baked Cheezy Garlic Corn Chips

Recipe: http://calmmindbusybody.com/healthy-baked-corn-chips/

Homemade Pita Chips

Homemade Pita Chips

Recipe: http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2013/09/05/homemade-pita-chips/

Banana Chips

Home-Baked Banana Chips

Recipe: http://barktime.co.uk/2015/03/11/healthy-snacks-home-baked-banana-chips/

Parmesan-Garlic Sweet Potato Chips

Parmesan Garlic Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2015/08/parmesan-garlic-baked-sweet-potato-chips/#more-13342

Apple- Cinnamon Chips

Apple Cinnamon Chips

Recipe: http://www.simplysissom.com/applecinnamonchips/

Dill and Onion Potato Chips

Baked Dill and Onion Potato Chips

Recipe: http://www.healthyrecipeecstasy.com/baked-dill-onion-potato-chips-goat-cheese-dip/

Baked tortilla Chips

Baked Tortilla Chips

Recipe: http://lovegrowswild.com/2014/05/baked-tortilla-chips/

Spicy Kale Chips

Spicy Baked Kale Chips

Recipe: http://afewshortcuts.com/2015/03/spicy-baked-kale-chips/#_a5y_p=3589684

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