Best-ever Cinco de Mayo snack. May 3, 2014Posted by ourfriendben in homesteading, recipes.
Tags: Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo appetizers, food for Cinco de Mayo, hot fiesta snack, incredible fiesta snack, one-dish Mexican snack, tortilla chips and cheese
Silence Dogood here. This Cinco de Mayo, want to set out a simple snack that everyone will love? Here’s one that’s guaranteed to please. It’s hot, gooey, and flavorful, just like a good snack should be, and you can set out all kinds of toppings so your guests can choose their own or just enjoy it as is.
Start with a large (9-by-13″), ovenproof dish. (You can use a second and double the recipe for a big crowd.) Layer cantina-style white tortilla chips on the bottom. Top them with loads of shredded white sharp Cheddar cheese. Thinly slice a jalapeno pepper and spread it out over the cheese. Mince a green onion (scallion) or two and sprinkle them over the chips. Add a second layer of chips and repeat the process. Heat in the oven at 250 degrees F. until the cheese has melted. Cover with minced cilantro and serve.
You can set out fresh and/or jarred salsa, sour cream, sliced black olives, and strips of red, yellow and/or orange bell pepper, as well as your favorite hot sauce(s), if you wish, so guests can customize their plates. I like to use pasta tongs to help guests pull out their portions. We’ve never had leftovers when we have guests, but if you do have any, they reheat beautifully.
‘Til next time,