National Tortilla Chip Day 2010: DETAILS, History, How To Celebrate (VIDEO)

04/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Jul 23, 2011
  • Craig Kanalley Senior Editor, Big News & Live Events, The Huffington Post

National Tortilla Chip Day 2010 is being celebrated today, Feb. 24, 2010, nationwide.

Traditionally, the tortilla is a flatbread made from corn or wheat. The word tortilla comes from the Spanish "torta," meaning "round cake."

The tortilla chip was born of these humble origins and has become a popular appetizer and snack in the United States.

Nachos are tortilla chips with cheese, and other toppings can put a new spin on the otherwise plain tortilla chips, including meat, salsa, beans, guacamole, and sour cream.

Rebecca Webb Carranza is credited with founding the tortilla chip. The California resident, who passed away in 2006 at 98 years old, fried rejected tortillas from her tortilla factory to make tortilla chips.

The best way to celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day is to make your own tortilla chips.

SEE HOW TO MAKE TORTILLA CHIPS FROM SCRATCH BELOW:

There are also a number of places on the Web to get recipes for special tortilla chips. Have a look at CDKitchen's tortilla chip recipes and Cooks.com's beef and rice tortilla chip recipe.

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