Happy Cinco de Mayo!
My celebration started a day early – with plans for dinner at Rosa Mexicano. The week was FINALLY over and the weather was beautiful, the perfect time to catch up with friends and food!
First things first. There has to be queso, preferably with chorizo. I’m a bit obsessed with chorizo these days, as you’ll soon see!
Don’t worry, the cilantro was removed before eating!
Our entrees followed soon after. I went for carne asada tacos, while Lopa went for chicken enchiladas. She wanted me to put my tastebud detective skills to use and figure out what they used in the sauce, but our waitress beat us to the punch.
Not a bad way to kick off the weekend!
My plans for Cinco de Mayo have been pretty low-key. I made my first attempt at chorizo and then decided to use it in a fun twist on nachos! Instead of using tortilla chips, I used some Alexia Foods Waffle Fries. I’ve been intrigued by the nooks and crannies in waffle fries and how they can capture all sorts of yummy things, so why not top them with shredded cheese, spicy chorizo, salsa, and green onions?
I give you . . . Cheesy Chorizo Waffle Fry Nachos!
1 bag Alexia Foods Waffle Fries
1/2 cup cooked chorizo (I used my Mexican Turkey Chorizo)
1 cup shredded cheese
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup salsa
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheet with foil and bake waffle fries for 20 minutes.
2. Remove fries from oven, but do not turn off oven. Sprinkle fries with chili powder and 3/4 cup cheese. Then add chorizo and rest of cheese on top. Put back into oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
3. Remove fries from oven and add salsa and sliced green onions before serving.