We hope you had a great and healthy Cinco de Mayo. You may be a little hungover today or if you partied on Saturday night like we did you are probably feeling a little better!
I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite quick/easy/delicious snacks of all time: Plain Nachos! Of course I have no problem loading up my nachos and sometimes prefer them. But there is also something great about plain tortilla chips dripping in gooey cheddar cheese and dipped in a cool smooth sour cream…oh man I think I might go make some right now 😦
No wait I cannot let you down, so here goes before my stomach takes control.
Jany makes some incredible meals with very detailed recipes…I make basic man-food.
Basically any Tostito’s Tortilla chips will work but I find the Original Restaurant Style chips hold the most cheese. WARNING: Do NOT get the finely shredded cheese it will not melt properly! You can also mix in Monterey Jack or sometimes they have a Mexican blend but I usually prefer regular Sharp Cheddar.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spread your tortilla chips out evenly on an oven safe plate. You can also use a piece of aluminum foil if you don’t have oven safe plates or if you want to make this for a large group. We were just splitting them between the two of us so this worked perfectly. I find that if I make more we eat them all and they are delicious but be careful because they can give you a nice stomach ache if you have too many.
Tip: Try not to let any of the chips overlap too much, it takes more time to arrange them but you will be rewarded by cheese covered chips and can avoid arguments 😉
Spread your shredded cheese out evenly on the chips so that most parts of the chips are covered; leave a little off the corners so you can grab them without getting your fingers too messy. Of course you can also shred a block of cheese yourself but for speed you are best off getting the pre-shredded cheese. If you do shred your own cheese remember the warning above and do not shred the cheese too finely or it won’t melt properly
Tip: Don’t let too much cheese pile up in one spot, you will end up with certain spot getting a little greasy from the excess cheese.
Put your chips in the oven and watch them closely though the oven window. If your oven is properly preheated the cheese will melt fast…usually in about 3-5 minutes but sometimes even less, be careful not to let them stay in too long because nobody likes burnt cheese! Well I am sure somebody does but not me!
While you are waiting drop a heaping glob of Sour Cream onto a separate plate. The more the better in my book! Disclaimer: I don’t have a book yet…I could write one on Nachos but I would probably gain 100 lbs.
Take those delicious Nachos out and serve ’em up to your elated guests…or just yourself!
– Tostito’s Restaurant Style plain tortilla chips
– Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
– Sour Cream
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spread your tortilla chips out evenly on an oven safe plate.
3. Spread your shredded cheese out evenly on the chips so that most parts of the chips are covered.
4. Put your chips in the oven and watch them closely though the oven window.
5. Once the cheese starts to melt take them out and serve them up with sour cream!
Jany also took an awesome Vine of the process, you can check it out by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did…now I have to try and not make some for myself because it’s healthy Monday!