Thursday, May 7, 2009
Saturday Scrabble Snacks
This recipe came from the lovely Miss Anna Sheehy who cooked us up a Mexican feast and served these up as starters, with dips of guacamole and salsa. Great for anyone who like nachos but hates the synthetic taste/colour/staleness whatever of bought nacho chips.
You're about to have an afternoon game of scrabble, you have beer, you have scrabble, but alas no snacks, pop these in the oven and it'll be ready before you're arguing over it's 'wigar' or 'wigger'.
I packet of flour tortillas (the kind you use for making fajitas, the squashy ones)
A little olive oil
Smoked Cayenne pepper
3 cloves of garlic crushed
Mixed Cajun Spice
Salt and lots of pepper
Pre-heat oven to cut your tortillas into wedges – whatever size you like – I went for a bit bigger than regular nachos. Lay onto a lightly greased baking sheet, you may need to use more than one as you need to avoid them overlapping too much to ensure even crispiness. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle over the spices and salt and pepper. Pop in the oven bake for 10-15mins till tuning browning at the edges.
Serve with sour cream, with freshly snipped chives and tomato salsa
1 tin of chopped tomatoes – drained
2/3 spring onions finely sliced
1 teaspoon of oregano dried
½ teaspoon sugar
salt and lots of freshly milled black pepper
½ teaspoon dried chilli – fresh if you have it
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, smashing up extra large chunks of tomato as you go. I thought the tesco value tin of tomato we had in the cupboard would be gross but nope they weren’t. it would be nice to have used fresh tomatoes but sadly no were to hand. You can always substitute the dried herbs if you have the fresh variety and you can also replace the spring onion with red onion.
In case you’re wondering ‘dizelmine’ is in the Oxford English dictionary.