- February 24 -

Tortilla Chip Day

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas that are cut into wedges and then fried. Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Although tortilla chips are considered to be a Mexican food, they are popular with most people who have ever tasted...

Tortilla Chip Day

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas that are cut into wedges and then fried. Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.
Although tortilla chips are considered to be a Mexican food, they are popular with most people who have ever tasted them.

History
It is said that Rebecca Webb Carranza invented tortilla chips in the 1950s. Carranza and her husband owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles and were among the first to automate the production of tortillas. The machine often produced rejected tortillas. Carranza decided to use them instead of throwing them away. She cut the rejected tortillas into triangles, fried them, and sold them in a bag for a dime. They cost more today in the grocery store, but they are worth every penny.
Tortilla chips soon became a worldwide snack. They can be eaten alone or served with salsa, chili, guacamole, cheese dips and a variety of other appetizers.

It's hightime you bought a bag of tortilla chips and enjoy them with your favorite dip. Share with family and friends for a great celebration.

Source:
http://www.examiner.com/article/tortilla-chips-are-so-popular-that-february-24-is-national-tortilla-chip-day

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