Oh, the tortilla chip. My favorite food-delivery system is as ubiquitous on Houston tables as Tabasco and salt and pepper shakers.
According to a 2006 obituary in the Los Angeles Times, tortilla chips were the invention of Rebecca Webb Carranza, the owner of a tortilla factory in Los Angeles. In the late 1940s, she cut misshapen tortillas into triangles, deep fried the triangles and served them to her family. Later, she would sell them for a dime a bag to her restaurant customers.
So on Sunday, Feb. 24, which is National Tortilla Chip Day, I’m raising a chip to Carranza.
Here are some dishes to consider for your celebration: