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    This recipe appears in: How to Make Real Texas Nachos Real Texas nachos need nothing more than fresh fried tortilla chips, melted cheese, pickled jalapeño, and—if you insist—beans. [ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ] Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack. Why this recipe works: Home fried tortillas make for fresher chips that have more corn flavor and retain their crispness longer than store-bought. Longhorn, a variety of Colby cheese, provides the oozy melted factor without the distracting flavor of sharp cheddars Pickled jalapeños stay juicy and add a tang that fresh pepper slices don't have.Note: Additional toppings in the way of refried beans or sour cream can be added to the nacho as well. They're not traditional, but they are delicious. Just don't over-top these nachos or you'll lose the simplicity that make them work so well. Recipe adapted from Homesick Texan

    Ingredients

    • 2 to 3 cups canola or peanut oil
    • 6 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
    • 4 ounces Longhorn cheese, grated
    • 24 slices pickled jalapeños
    • Kosher salt, to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2046 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 224 g 344.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 41 g 204.58%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 24 mg 8.06%
    • Sodium: 960 mg 40%
    • Calcium: 270 mg 27.01%
    • Potassium: 71 mg 2.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.67%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 69 g
    • Vitamin A 6.27%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 1.42%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat44
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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