National Chip and Dip Day
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It doesn’t matter if you like thick, cheesy dips or hot, vegetable-packed salsas. Cool cream-cheese-based dips are also available. There are many creative baked dips that combine different flavors. There are many different types of chip dips made with potato, corn and, more recently, veggie chips all over the world. Therefore, a holiday to honor the tradition of dipping chips seems appropriate. National Chip and Dip Day is a great day to celebrate. It’s not easy to imagine a better day than National Chip and Dip Day.
For thousands of years, dips have been around. The Greek tzatziki is a mixture of yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. It was popular before chips were invented. Tzatziki is still a popular dip for Greeks, although it has become a popular chip dip since the invention of potato chips in the middle of the 19th century. Guacamole is another famous chip dip that was created by the Aztecs.
According to legend, the potato chip was invented by George Crum in 1853. Crum’s potato wedges were sent back to his kitchen repeatedly by unsatisfied customers who complained that they were too thick. Crum became annoyed and decided to make the potato chips thin enough to be able to see through. Crum also added a lot of salt to his potatoes. They were a huge hit with the customer, who loved them so much that they became chips. Chips were initially made in restaurants. But by the 20th century, they had been mass-produced.
It’s clear that the best way to enjoy this holiday is to make your own dip. Make a list of what you like and buy the ingredients. Then, get to chipping and dipping! Nacho cheese dip is one type of chip dip that people prefer to buy rather than making it themselves. Here is a basic recipe to make a basic nacho-cheese dip that you can customize to your liking.
Ingredients: Makes 1 cup
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup milk
4 slices of processed cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix and match: finely chopped tomatoes or onions, minced pickled jalapenos, chili powders, cumin, garlic powders, finely chopped onions, or tomatoes to your liking
If you want smooth, creamy sauce with no lumps or texture, the most important thing to do is make a good “roux”. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter slowly. Stir in flour and combine well. The mixture should not brown.
Turn the heat to medium-high and add the milk. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
Mix gently, but constantly, the cheese pieces and the salt.
Taste the cheese mixture, and then decide what to add to make it yours. If you like spicy foods, add chopped jalapeno peppers to the cheese mixture. You can add some cumin or garlic powder to enhance the cheese sauce’s flavor. Mixing onions, tomatoes or any other ingredient to the mixture can be a great idea.
Serve with corn chips. Enjoy!