Mis amigos, let’s gather around and celebrate National Nachos Day on this merry date. This day exists to appreciate all nachos around the world. From cinema snacks to food trucks, this Mexican dish is loved by many for its crunchiness and condiments.
Mexicans are well known for their use of spices in cooking and nachos is one of their signature dishes. Nachos come in different flavour and condiments can be enjoyed as the main dish, snacks or after-meal dishes.
History of Nachos
Nachos is originally a Mexican dish and was invented in the city of Coahuila, Mexico. It is named after a hotel worker named Ignacio Nacho Anaya. The story started when a couple of US soldiers’ wives dropped by the hotel to have dinner. However, the hotel was already closed for the day.
To satisfy the ladies, Ignacio created a snack that is made of whatever left in the kitchen; cheese and tortillas. Ignacio cut the tortillas into triangle-shapes and fried them. He added cheddar cheese and put some pickled jalapeno pepper to spice the tortillas.
The ladies were overwhelmed with the taste of the dish and asked for more. Ignacio named the dishes after his nickname after he realised that he had invented a significant dish. Today, Nachos has become one of the most popular Mexican dishes with global popularity and high demands.
Types of Nachos
Nachos are loved by many and there are many kinds of nachos that you can find in a regular Mexican restaurant or food truck. Here are some of the nachos that can be found in Malaysia;
- Beef Nachos
The crunchy and tasty fried tortilla goes well with shredded beef and sprinkled of spices to flavour the nachos. Beef nachos can be ordered from Gaveria Nachos as they serve one of the best nachos in town, especially with their special sauce.
- Our World Famous Nachos
Our World Famous Nachos is a combination of corn tortilla chips, guacamole, Mexican crema, pico de gallo and queso Blanco. This Mexican dish gives off the feeling of living in Mexico with the flavour and spices that is totally Mexican. Our World Famous Nachos can be ordered from La Boca Latino Bar.
- Nachos Grande
Nachos Grande is a must-try for everyone. The tortilla chips are topped with refried beans, Monterey Jack Cheese, jalapeno, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. The Mexican self you will be awakened with every bite of Nachos Grande. Nachos Grande can be ordered from Fresca Mexican Chicken.
- Cheesy Nachos
If you are craving for classic nachos, cheesy nachos are the best nachos for you. The creamy cheese is the perfect dipping sauce for the crunchy tortillas. Cheesy nachos can be ordered from Babaritos Kitchen serves a variety of Mexican food that suits your palate.
How to Celebrate National Nachos Day
Mark November 6 on your calendar and celebrate World Nachos Day every year. The perfect day to embrace nachos all around the world. World Nachos Day can be celebrated by making nachos and sharing them with people around you. Feeling enthusiastic? Here is a simple recipe for making classic cheesy nachos;
- A bag of tortilla chips
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Chilli flakes
- Preheat the oven to 450°F
- Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.
- Spread the desirable amounts of tortilla chips on the baking sheet in an even layer.
- Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the chips.
- Repeat with remaining chips and cheese.
- Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly in about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the baked tortilla chips from the oven
- Sprinkle the chilli flakes and other desirable condiments.
Now, the classic crunchy and cheesy nachos can be enjoyed and shared with everyone around you. Happy National Nachos Day! Visit foodpanda to know more about various dishes and food holidays.