Who doesn’t love tortilla chips? This tasty chip is perfect for dipping and has the most satisfying crunch. National Tortilla Chip Day is February 24, so celebrate with Verde Kitchen & Cocktails!
Most tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and fried. A corn tortilla is created from corn, vegetable oil, salt, and water. Made with simple ingredients, tortilla chips offer a straight forward flavor that pairs excellently with your favorite dips.
While we think of tortilla chips as Mexican food, these chips were actually mass produced for the first time in Los Angeles, California. This happened during the late 1940s. Some say that the triangular shape comes from Rebecca Webb Carranza, who repurposed misshapen tortillas that would have otherwise been rejected and wasted. Once Carranza realized that these tortillas could be cut into triangles and fried, she sold them at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles for only a dime per bag. In 1994, Carranza won the Golden Tortilla Award for her contribution to the Mexican Food industry.
To celebrate the history of the tortilla chip, come to Verde Kitchen & Cocktails. We serve tortilla chips on our menu, which are paired with homemade dips. Consider ordering our guacamole. We create a traditional guacamole made from onion, tomato, lime, and avocado leaf, as well as a guacamole de bruselas created with charred brussel sprouts, orange, and sesame, and a rajas guacamole with roasted poblano, pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and almonds. If you’re more of a salsa person, our salsa trio is a menu option consisting of salsa roja, salsa macha, and salsa pasilla oaxaqueño.
This February 24, head on over to Verde Kitchen & Cocktails for National Tortilla Chip day! Verde can be found at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore. We hope you will join us for this fun and delicious annual holiday!