I rarely buy chips or snacks at the grocery store for a variety of reasons, but mostly I just forget that snacks have an important place in my day. After looking through my kitchen and finding only meal-material, I set out to find a solution using a basic staple: cornmeal. I love chili-cheese fritos, they’re quite the guilty addiction! I set out to make my own with this delicious recipe and the result was a crunchy, cheesy, spicy treat perfect for snacking!
1 1/2 cups of water
4 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes
4 cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups of cornmeal
1 cup of flour
Heat up your oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium pot, boil the water with the butter, spices, salt and butter.
When it boils, add the cornmeal and stir until it’s fully mixed.
Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes in the fridge, then on a large flat surface, take portions of the dough and shape it into a long flat coil.
Chop it in small pieces (half and inch) and place on a greased baking sheet.
Take a spoon and press down on each of the slices so they’re a bit flatter.
Bake for 12 or so minutes until they are lightly browned.
Enjoy your crunchy and cheesy chili corn chips!
Are there any other snacks you’ve made from scratch?
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