I just learned that Friday is National Nachos Day!  Who doesn't love nachos?

Nachos are tortilla chips covered usually topped with nacho cheese, queso, or some other type of melted cheese.  An appropriate condiment is a salsa to complete the experience.  At the movie theatre or concert or sporting event, I will always choose nachos over any other snack.

Nachos can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even a full meal.  What toppings do you prefer on your tortilla chips?  Guacamole seems to be popular, tomatoes, onions, and sour cream.  Are you a fan of Jalapenos?

Sometimes, I enjoy loaded nachos, topped with ground beef, and refried beans.  Some people like chicken and seafood nachos.  According to Holidayscalendar.com, nachos were invented in Mexico.

The History Of Nachos...

National Nachos Day is another food-related holiday that no one knows who invented it. And although nachos are a dish that’s been around for a long time, its origins aren’t as clear as some other food dishes. It’s believed that it was created in 1943 by Ignacio Anaya, a maître d’ who worked at the El Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

After the restaurant had closed, some wives of U.S Army soldiers had come into the restaurant looking for a snack to eat. To satiate them, Mr. Anaya served them tostadas cut into triangles and topped with shredded cheese and jalapenos. The women loved it so much they named it “nachos special.” They gave it this name because nacho was the hypocoristic form of Ignacio. Although the special part was later dropped, the term nacho remained with the dish.

Check out how to make LOADED nachos in the video below.

You can read more about nachos here.

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