It’s the go-to snack at every sports event, and it fulfills all your cheese cravings: Yes, nachos are a party favourite. Although they are of Mexican origin – being tortilla chips drenched in liquid cheese and other toppings – Canada has found a way to serve them everywhere, because this delicious appetizer is perfect to share with friends and family.
So, when you’re throwing your own party this month for a hockey night, you’ll want to make these bad boys for everyone to munch on. One of the greatest things about nachos is the endless amount of toppings you can pour over them. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, or have other dietary restrictions, your nachos can be custom-made to fit your eclectic taste buds.
Because there are so many options out there, I am going to walk you through how to make the simplest form of nachos, and let you throw on the toppings you desire afterwards. All you need are three items to make this cheesy chip happen.
1. GE Microwave
2. 1 Cup Tortilla Chips
3. ¼ Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
It’s really that simple! But if you’re feeling a bit on the adventurous side, you can always add a spoonful of sour cream, guacamole, or even half a cup of black beans to add a little flavour to your dish of nachos.
How to Prepare Your Nachos
Grab a paper plate or another plate that is safe to microwave on. It should feel sturdy so that it can hold the heavy melted cheese and toppings. GE microwaves come in various sizes, so depending on the one you choose, yours could be large enough for even a party platter for all your nachos!
Once you have a strong plate, it’s time to lay your tortilla chips down! Be sure to arrange them so there is only a single layer. That way you can ensure the cheese covers every single chip. No tortilla chip left behind!
Although, I only told you to use ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese, feel free to use as much as you want for this portion. “The more cheese, the better,” is a motto I happily live by. Take a handful of the shredded cheese and sprinkle it over your chips, making sure every morsel is equally blanketed.
Without further ado, open your sleek GE microwave, place your cheesy chips inside, and cook on high for 1 minute. Feel free to play with the time to get it just right for you. Can you smell the warm tortilla chips soaking in cheese yet?
While there are many advanced and cool features of a GE microwave, it doesn’t take much to make nachos. But, if you are someone who enjoys nachos regularly, the GE microwave allows you to create custom settings with the My Cycle feature, so all you’ll ever have to do is touch the glass touch control buttons and your favourite dish will be cooking just the way you like.
Celebrate Hockey Nights this year with a plateful of your very own homemade nachos! Find any GE microwave at our store and make them just the way you like them!
Amanda, Your Appliance Expert