Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
The only problem with that idea, philso, is that you would no longer be making a Frito pie - you would be making nachos! If you fried your tortilla whole and put your toppings on it, you would have a tostada.
To make a Frito pie - you must use Fritos! Here
is a website that actually shows a picture of what I was talking about (splitting the bag down the side and serving it that way, etc.).
well, i'd have to admit that you've got me on that one, but from my point of view, it's largely a matter of semantics. i can say this because i didn't grow up eating frito pie. to me, fritos are just lousy imitation tortilla chips, no offense intended. i'll eat fritos if they are placed in front of me, but i think the real deal is better,like using real potatoes instead of instant for shepards pie.
actually, after posting that last, i thought that it might be interesting to slice up fresh tortillas into really thin strips and fry them up like chow mein noodles and then add the toppings. i think it might actually make a nice dinner. or at least different. top with chili, avocado chunks or guacamole, iceburg lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, olives,jalapenos, sour cream, g.o.'s, cilantro, salsa, etc. texmex chow mein! (excuse this coming from a rhode island boy)