Nachos are one of the best party foods. Whether you are hosting a party to watch a game, birthday party or a simple get together, nachos are one of the best foods that you can provide. When going out to dinner at your favorite Mexican restaurant, nachos are simply a must. But what makes nachos such a wonderful and popular Mexican dish? Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to break down nachos to its core and tell you how to build the perfect nacho plate.
What Chips to Use for Nachos?
The base of any perfect nacho plate is the chips. At Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant we take nachos to the next level by hand making our own chips and serving them fresh. When making nachos the chips are essential. You must find the perfect balance of dry and crunchy chips that will not go soggy too quickly. When making your own nachos at home, find a quality chip for the rest of the ingredients to lay on.
What Kind of Cheese Do Mexican Restaurants Use on Nachos?
When it comes to nachos you must have a tasty liquid cheese to drizzle over your chips. However, nachos do not have to be limited to a liquid cheese or even just one type of cheese. You can mix a combination of different cheeses to create a bolder, nacho flavor. Cheese is a major element to nachos. You must enjoy your choice of cheeses or combinations of cheese to fully enjoy your plate of nachos.
How Much Meat Do You Need for Nachos?
The Meat is another major element to many nacho plates. You can use a variety of flavorful meats such as pork, beef, and even shrimp. Pork carnitas, shredded beef, carne asada, or chicken is some of the popular meats placed over nachos. The meat should balance out with the other toppings and work well with the cheeses of choice.
What Toppings Do You Put on Nachos?
The toppings you add to nachos will vary from person to person. For some, you must have sour cream and guacamole. While others want a fully loaded nacho plate with pico de gillo, chili peppers, jalapenos, and beans. What you are garnishing your nachos with will depend on your taste. However there is no wrong topping you can add to nachos.
What is the Best Way to Layer Nachos?
With your desired ingredients, you will want to build your nachos by starting with the chips at the bottom of the plate. Next, you will want to add the meat. Mix it around so the meat lays between the chips. Then you will want to add the cheese. The cheese will help bring the chips and meat together. Next you can add your toppings. Each person will add the topping in different ways. The guacamole, sour cream and beans are often put in a pile in the center and are used to dip the chips into. However, you can mix them around spreading out the guacamole, sour cream and beans. The pico de gallo or the peppers work well as the final garnishing and should be sprinkled on top.