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This reference and recipe came from a local church cookbook in 1956 , The Church of the Redeemer, Eagle Pass, Texas, 1954 edition of St Anne's Cookbook which confirms the existence of Ignacio 'Nacho' Anaya, designates the Victory Club as the place in which he invented his 'nacho specials', and provides his own original recipe.
This quote that is also something interesting Adriana found in her research,
A Taste of Texas , edited by Jane Trahey in 1949 with a perfect nachos quote on page 27:.........'Pedro left. Sometime later he returned carrying a large dish of Nachos Especiales . 'These Nachos ,' said Pedro, 'will help El Capitan - he will soon forget his troubles for nachos make one romantic.''
The above reference came from,
Another item of interest is,
Carmen Rocha, a waitress at El Cholo Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles
She died recently October 17, 2008
The Original El Cholo Restaurant , 1121 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA
The recipe for the original nachos is very simple.
Cut a stack of corn tortillas into 4 wedges,
Fry them in about an inch of vegetable oil till crisp.
Place on a baking sheet and top liberally with
longhorn cheddar cheese, and
and jalapeno pepper slices.
Bake at 400 degrees till melted and bubbling.
Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.
Nacho's are popular to serve on Cinco de Mayo,
Which is more of a U.S. holiday.
Cinco de Mayo is about the battle of Puebla
Puebla, Mexico is located around this part of Mexico near Veracruz.
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