One of the best parts of eating at Mexican restaurants is the free chips and salsa. I will never be able to turn down chips and salsa. However, the chips at the restaurants aren’t all that great for you. They are often fried. So, I wanted to implement my oven fried foods idea on the tortilla chip. I have to tell you, these were better than the restaurant tortilla chips and way better than the bagged chips at the store.
This is the first post of the week featuring some delicious food I made for Super Bowl Sunday. Who says Super Bowl food has to be fattening, fried, or full of calories? Not me. My football snacks are low in calorie and full of flavor. Not only are these snacks and foods perfect for football, they are great any time of the year.
It’s no secret
sometimes I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. I especially have an affinity to the salty and sweet combinations. So, this recipe isn’t so much salty and sweet as it is tangy and savory. This also happens to be a flavor combination I enjoy. I was drawn to this recipe when I first saw it in passing. I have to say, this may be one of my favorite recipes I’ve made to date.
I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast, but when I do, I prefer it to be on the sweeter side. I like crunchy, sweet cereals instead of bland, unsweetened ones. For this reason, I never really enjoyed granola. It always seemed weird to me to mix dry oats with milk. It didn’t seem like cereal. It seemed like a soggy mess to me. However, shortly after Christmas, Samuel and I went out for breakfast. On the menu was a house-made vanilla almond granola. For some reason I was drawn to this granola for breakfast. It was entirely delicious, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
This post fits well in my unintended series of oven fried foods. I didn’t know I would have so many posts about oven fried foods, but here I am. Only this time, I’ve been making this recipe for a few years. This is one of the cheapest and easiest side dishes to create. It is also low calorie and very filling. These oven fries are a cherished recipe of mine, and I would love to share!
Well, I’m at it again. I get these wild hankerings for snack foods, particularly those which are really unhealthy. This hankering happened to be for fried cheese. It’s hard to get more unhealthy than fried cheese. Yet it is so deliciously melty, cheesy, and crispy. I decided to give my baked snack food addiction another go with some baked mozzarella sticks.
Before turning to a lower calorie lifestyle, I was a connoisseur of fried foods. I still occasionally have fried food here or there, but I am not eating as much fried food as I once was. I’ll admit, the lack of fried foods has left a deep fryer shaped hole in my heart. So, I decided to make an oven fried version of one of the best fried foods ever invented.