Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Frito Pie

Frito pie consists of chilli con carne ladles over Fritos corn chips, and then topping this with grated cheese and chopped onion.

The dish traditionally was served directly inside the corn chip bag, but because the bag has become thinner, the dish is usually served on a plate.

According to the Dallas-based Frito-Lay company, the mother of Elmer Doolin, the founder of Frito-Lay, invented the dish in 1932.

It became popular during the 1970s, but today Frito pie gourmets make them in a casserole dish instead of in the bag.

Frito pie is essentially an Americanized version of the Mexican tostada – corn tortillas topped with ingredients similar to those used in Frito pie.

In 2010, judges at the State Fair of Texas selected Texas Fried Fritos Pie as the best-tasting entry.
Frito Pie