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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Nachos

Nachos are a very popular pub grub food.  They are tasty, inexpensive, and the perfect party plate to share with others.  I think every pub adds their own spin on how they make and present the nachos as well but there is no doubt about it, a nacho platter is a party platter!  There is a lot of lee way with ingredients ranging from yellow or white corn chips, round or triangle shaped  cheese product or real cheese, chile or ground beef, toppings on or served on the side. 

nachos at Crabby Joe's
We stopped at Crabby Joe's awhile ago where I ordered the nachos.  Crabby Joe's is a lovely pub and grill with a varied menu sure to please any palate.  Their nachos are quite good.  The white  corn chips are topped with chili (with beans), and melted mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.  Sour cream, jalapeño peppers and salsa is served on the side.  Something just a bit different is the shredded lettuce.  Chopped onions and tomatoes are quite common on nachos but it is not often that lettuce is included.  Occasionally but not very often, nachos are served on a bed of lettuce.  This is not the norm though.

Nachos are just so easy to make at home.  You will need nacho chips, chili or cooked ground beef, one or more cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar) for the base.  Simply top the nacho chips with the chili or ground beef one an oven proof plate then place in the oven at 350ºF to  melt the cheese.  Sprinkle on chopped onions and tomatoes.  Serve with jalapeño peppers, salsa and sour cream on the side.  This fun filled pub grub food can easily be made at home for about $2, a third or less of the cost of that bought in the pub.


1 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

I enjoy making nachos occasionally. Oddly, I never thought to melt the cheese in the oven, always did it in the microwave or on the stove.
I like your idea. Will try it next time, I do believe.