Frito Pie is more a conversation piece than a pie, but it sure is a fun way to enjoy chili at a tailgate party. I’m including the directions for assembly in case you get the opportunity to give it a try.–John Rivers
LC Your First Time Note
Funny how your first time stands out in memory. The chill in the air. The sun slung low in the sky. The faded jeans and hand-me-down flannel. The beer that helped you succumb. The anticipation—holy moly, the anticipation. And the curious manner in which, just after the frenzied, crazy act, it felt intensely tempting to shout about it from the rooftops. We know you want to tell us. So go on, don’t be shy, you’re among friends. Tell us what it was like your first time surrendering to the obscenely enticing melding of Fritos, chili, cheese, sour cream, and jalapeños known as Frito Pie.
Frito Pie Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- 1 serving
- 1 (2-ounce) bag Fritos or other corn chips
- 1 cup homemade chili
- Shredded Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Minced or thinly sliced jalapeños
- 1. Cut open the front of Fritos chips bag and peel the bag back to create a bowl-like opening. Place the bag in a bowl or on a plate.
- 2. Spoon the chili onto the Fritos chips in the bag and top with the cheese, sour cream, and jalapeño. Grab your spoon and a fistful of napkins and go.
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Frito Pie Recipe © 2013 John Rivers. Photo © 2013 Diana Zalucky. All rights reserved.
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