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August 24th, 2006

Chips, No Salsa

You might call me crazy, but I’m one of those people who can eat and enjoy tortilla chips without salsa.

Now, I have nothing against salsa – in fact, I really like it! Salsa is a great condiment, and goes great on hot dogs. (er… not really.) But there’s something quite appealing about just having a tortilla chip: plain, salty, corny. Delicious.

Unless, of course, it has a strange lime caking on it.

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Dave Walls August 29, 2006, 3:38 pm

Especially when you go to a Mexican Restaurant that serves the Tortilla Chips right out of the oven/fryer, nice and hot. MMM.

Put me down as another who says “no” to salsa. Now, if you are making some homemade Queso Dip…with ground beef…..I’m in trouble.

Terry M. August 29, 2006, 11:50 pm

I also prefer chips w/o salsa. My favorite chips are ones which are just caked with cooking coil to the point where they are chewy (extra bonus points if you have 2 which are stuck together!!). Add liberal dosage of salt, and they are nothing short of decadent.

Marcus Mackey September 27, 2006, 2:14 am

I guess I’m kind of middle of the road here, so color me “inclusive”. I love salsa on my tortilla chips, I love them in nachos (mmm… fresh El Famous Steak Nachos = yummmmmm; although good auto racetrack nachos with nacho cheese and jalapenos = nice too), I love them with queso, or chili con queso. I love the extra-salty variety they dish out at Chipotle with their corn salsa (medium). I like the lime flavored varieties that Paul dislikes, which are also good with or without salsa. I even have to admit to taking a big bowl of them and squirting some Ranch dressing on them… it’s kind of a non-processed version of the whole “Cool Ranch Dorito” thing.

Then again… I’m also the guy that toasts Roman Meal bread and has a bologna, cheese, and salsa sandwich… so mileage may vary. LoL At least I don’t have ketchup on my ketchup though. Some people might as well bathe in the stuff they put it on everything else. 😉

But… I can also sit around and munch on “nekkid” white corn tortilla chips. They’re quite addicting plain. Scarily enough… I had the whole grain tortilla chips recently and as disturbed as I was by the whole premise of a tortilla chip that wasn’t strictly corn, I have to admit that they’re pretty darn good too.

Just umm… no black bean salsa. I’m not much of a fan of black beans as it stands, so making salsa out of them is about as appealing as making a burger out of fish guts. Bleh…

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