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Old 11-06-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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Frito Pie...

hey guys, i am going to try a very generic frito pie tonight. recipie as follows:

  • 3 cups Fritos corn chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups chili (your favorite -- homemade, canned, whatever)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish. Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.
Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.

my question is...does anyone have any suggestions on how to kick this up a bit? i have never had frito pie b4, and my friend suggested i try this.

just looks a little bland to me...


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Old 11-06-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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Now you are talking pure-d Texas...

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Old 11-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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Depending on how thick your chili is, you might want to add a can of red sauce (enchilada sauce) to the mix. That should give it some heat.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:36 AM   #4
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Two packs of Rolaids and a bottle of Beano as sides should do the trick. Oh, and maybe one of those white paper bags from the back of an airplane seat.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
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My guess is you'll also need a whole lot of water! Fritos are sooooooooooooooooo salty!
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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Add jalapenos and at the end squeeze a lime over it and garnish with cilantro and sour cream. Maybe some roasted garlic cloves to add as desired at the table.

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Old 11-06-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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Frito pie

You could use Habanero or Jalapeno cheese instead of plain cheddar.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:20 PM   #8
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Sounds pretty gross to me! But having said that, I will say I use crushed fritos in my salmon patties. It's a recipe my mom got back in the 1950's from some womens magazine. Rather than use breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs it called for crushed corn chips. I still do them that way but obviously I don't add salt and her receipe as she wrote it down called for yet another Tbs. of salt

I can post it if anyone wants it. They're actually very tasty and a good way to use canned salmon or even canned mackerel.

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Old 11-06-2006, 04:54 PM   #9
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My son calls this the 'white trash' dip. Please, I hope no one is offended by that, he's just a college kid.

He likes it with cream cheese in it, as well. The cream cheese goes on the bottom, then the chili, then the cheese, then the chopped green onions.

Some diced red onions on top of the chili would spark it at bit, as would jalepenos.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:59 PM   #10
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I'd treat it like a taco salad.....with the fritos being your taco shell and the chili being your taco meat.....

I'd add tomatoes, jalapenos, scallions, sour cream and black olives

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