Last night we attended a Cinco de Mayo nacho competition. What a brilliant idea. All the contestants brought piles of creative nachos, put them by numbers on a picnic table, and then watched and waited as the judges arrived to sample and view and eventually (after perhaps an hour and a half of deliberation) declare a winner as we were all getting full.
Our first entry: Rachel Ray's Sweet Heat Nachos. Find the recipe here.
Our second entry: Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Strawberry Avocado Salsa from the New York Times. Find the recipe here.
The judges examining the entries
Our entries, though beloved by many - including us - did not win. Too nontraditional perhaps. But I still plan to make them many more times in the future. And next year, when we're back in California, we'll be hosting a nacho competition of our own. Inspired.