Alternative Nacho Recipies
I'm a Nachos fanatic! I've been lately experimenting with different variants on nachos. I usually go for the standard ground beef with assorted veggies (onions, tomatoes, green onions) but I also tried making pulled pork nachos.
Does anybody have some other nacho recipes they'd recommend? Anything crazy or out there?
Thanks in advance!
I had one with pulled pork, pineapple, jalapenos, cheese, black beans, and some kind of white sauce. Maybe ranch.
Better than it sounds but we decided not to return to that restaurant.
The pineapple had a lot of potential.
How about more foundational elements?
Tried the impact of different chips? Tried making your own? (Seems overkill, but if you're a "fanatic" then maybe?)
What about cheese? Tried composing a custom nacho cheese sauce using sodium citrate? Lots of interesting potential here - parmigiano-reggiano and smoked gouda nachos? Sounds weird but it could work :-)
"Making cheese sauce like queso dip from Land O Lakes American cheese is easy."
That's because American cheese is a processed cheese product. I'm talking about taking cheeses you wouldn't typically see used for nachos and putting them through that same process. (Emulsification with sodium citrate, thickening with a carrageenan or xanthan gum.) This lets you achieve the same texture while opening the door to a huge variety in terms of flavor.
very down market....but I love equal parts canned green enchilada sauce to a meltable cheese food. Either velveeta or american. Top with sour crean and diced raw white onion. Put on your "fat" pants.
oh Hell yeah -
chopped up chicken boti
lots of diced serrano
fried red onion
light hit of tamarind chutney - YES,YES, YES!
Need to figure out a cheese.
For a "pulled pork "route..."
Oh HELL yeah!! Jungmann, seriously, you just made my superbowl. Might be "ho-hum" to you, but you just totally gave me something to run with.
Papadum would abviously be the 'legit' choice for the chips, but I'd still go with the thick, hearty tortilla chips I can get around here (not the standard grocery store brands, but the super crunchy, thick, real, fried tortilla kinds you can find.) Jungmann, you just got me excited to make something - hasn't happened in quite a while.