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What's so special about Primavera's tortilla chips?

Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 12:26 PM

I'm not being sarcastic. There's something so delicious about their chips. The flavor is so much earthier and richer than chips I get at stores or at the Mexican places in NYC. Do they use fresh masa? Do they fry in lard?

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    ML8000 RE: Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 12:50 PM

    My guess would be lard and texture. Fresh masa and hand made makes a difference too. Probably both although sort of hard to believe they use real lard.

    BTW, it might just be you're not in NYC too. NY'er talk about bagels...good tortilla chips in California (and Mexican food in general) have the reverse effect.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 12:51 PM

      They make their chips out of their own tortillas, which are very thick.

      The tortillas are made from their own stoneground masa, which despite being vegetarian has great flavor.

      I'm sure they fry in unhydrogenated vegetable oil.

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        Fig Newton RE: Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 01:43 PM

        It's my understanding that they're vegetarian (no lard).

        1. Miss Needle RE: Miss Needle Apr 2, 2008 03:37 PM

          Thanks for your responses! I wish I lived on the West coast. I'm this close to making my own masa from scratch.

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