Friday, February 3, 2012
Cheesy Chicken Nachos
Sunday is the Super Bowl. A day when all of America will gather for the big game and watch grown men battle on the gridiron as well as the best night of commercials advertisers have to offer.
For a guy like me it is a time to showcase my favorite party foods. Hot wings, chili, dips, dogs and all other kinds of guilty pleasures will be on full display and I couldn’t be happier.
The Super Bowl is my Thanksgiving.
For this recipe, I make a nacho cheese sauce from scratch. It can be served as a dip, slathered on a taco or guzzled from a shot glass if your totally hard-core. I use it here on a plate of nachos - which are the perfect Super Bowl treat and should grace the table of all Super Bowl parties. Nachos can be made to suite every type of eater, from vegetarian to carnivore, there is an endless amount of ways to prepare a mess for the party. I recommend a cheese sauce for nachos rather than baking shredded cheese on a batch because it will remain liquid for the duration of the game and party.
As I mention in the introduction, nachos can be made by just melting shredded cheese in the oven or microwave right on to the chips. This is great when eating them right away. If they sit for any amount of time the cheese then solidifies and your left pulling monster chunks of nachos off the plate. And if your like me, you end up looking like a nacho fiend and stuffing the whole thing in your mouth. The sauce eliminates this problem and it can also be used in other dishes.
Eat well, cook often ...