Okay. Say you are sitting around in your underwear, you are slightly drunk and a tad peckish. That's what Mitch and I were when we came up with this recipe.
"I wish I had, like, some nachos." Mitch said.
"Ooh, yeah!" We both bolted off the couch and headed into the kitchen. Mitch found some processed pre-grated mild cheddar in the fridge, as I pulled out a plate and grabbed the chips. It was a bag that I have been working on and it didn't look good. You know how the bottom of the bag seems to collect the tiny broken pieces and crumbs? That's what I found.
"Fuck! I guess we are out of luck," I told Mitch.
"Nonsense!" Said Mitch, as he grabbed my large salad bowl. (Yeah, I own a large salad bowl. This is the first time it's been used for anything.) Then he dumped the entire bag of chips into the bowl and began to sort through them. To my surprise, there were plenty of "nacho worthy" chips hidden amongst the crumbs. We arranged them on the plate and covered them with tons of cheese. I tossed the remaining crumbs into the trash and Mitch carefully loaded the plate into the microwave.
"Be careful," I warned. "It doesn't melt cheese very well. Half will be fried to a crisp and half will still be cold."
"Darling, darling, my darling boy," Mitch cooed. "Let me show you something." He pointed to the control panel of the microwave and a small drawing of a piece of pizza. Mitch then pressed it and the oven fired up. Two minutes and counting. I thought for sure it would burn and tried to protest, but Mitch just pressed his finger to my lips. Naturally, I bit him before starting to suck on his finger and before I knew what had happened, the microwave dinged.
We popped open the door to view the results. What do you know? The cheese had melted perfectly over the entire surface. I wondered why I had never noticed the pizza feature before, especially since nachos are really just dozens of tiny pizzas. God, I love Mitch! We topped off the nachos with salsa and retired to the couch to pig out.
In case you missed it, here is the recipe:
- Mitch's Special Nachos
a bunch of tortilla chips
tons of cheese
Place the chips onto a microwave safe plate,
then cover with cheese.
Microwave on the "pizza" setting.
(Approximately 2 minutes at some magical power setting)
Top off with your favorite salsa.
(We like El Pinto medium with a splash of Tapatio for kick.)
I hope you like this recipe. I have another one that I hope to post soon that involves "weiners." Happy cooking, y'all!