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Ohio nachos?!

Postby Jenise » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:26 pm

In the latest issue of Saveur, their annual top 100 includes an entry for Ohio Nachos. A photograph shows a plate of kettle type chips which some Ohioan has festoonede with a garlicky alfredo sauce, Maytag blue cheese and chives and heated until gooey. "Pungent, salty, creamy and crisp, they're our latest guilty pleasure."

Dear god, I should hope so. Never tried it, but wow wouldn't that be spectacular with a bottle of champers?
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Karen/NoCA » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:43 pm

We have a very popular local restaurant that has been serving warm kettle chips with good blue cheese and a sprinkle of chives or scallions for years. They take it off the menu now and then only to have the locals raise heck. It is always brought to the table with a bottle of Tabasco. They are also famous for a huge shrimp bowl they bring. A bowl filled with ice and large shrimp hanging all around the edge. Served with their own cocktail sauce and fresh lemons. When I go there with girlfriends we always order these two items. Makes for a wonderful lunch with white wine in the summer.
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Jenise » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:19 pm

Well it sure sounds great. Nothing about that I wouldn't love--except the calories, of course. :)
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:45 pm

That does sound tasty, but it has to be in the same caloric league as poutine.

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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Jenise » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:07 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:That does sound tasty, but it has to be in the same caloric league as poutine.


IOW, deadly. But oh woe, aren't so many of life's best things?
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:36 am

Jenise wrote:
IOW, deadly. But oh woe, aren't so many of life's best things?


Absolutely! One should never deny the experience of such things solely due to their caloric content. Life is way too short.

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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Jenise » Sun May 05, 2013 6:50 pm

Making Ohio Nachos (for the first time) today. Am debating about whether to make that Alfredo sauce. Karen (where is she, anyway?) mentions enjoying it at a restaurant where it doesn't sound like a sauce is involved (which I think would be my preference, though a drizzle of demi-glace could send me into heaven). I might have to consider that.
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Karen/NoCA » Sun May 05, 2013 8:24 pm

No sauce involved with the dish at this local restaurant. The chips stay crisp and warm with the melted(but still some chunks) blue cheese on top. I wonder if putting a sauce over, would break down the chips? At one time, they made their own chips, but now, with some great commercial kettle chips, I'm not sure they are still made in house.
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Re: Ohio nachos?!

Postby Jenise » Mon May 06, 2013 10:58 am

Karen/NoCA wrote:No sauce involved with the dish at this local restaurant. The chips stay crisp and warm with the melted(but still some chunks) blue cheese on top. I wonder if putting a sauce over, would break down the chips? At one time, they made their own chips, but now, with some great commercial kettle chips, I'm not sure they are still made in house.


Ah, there you are! Something as heavy as an Alfredo would have to bog things down, though certainly it would be tasty. I did the demi-glace, which had some effect but it's so intense that it didn't take much and the occasional soggy chip at the bottom (I probably helped that by leaving them in the oven for five minutes which pulled some of the fat out of the chips, where three or maybe even two would have been enough). Not that my guests noticed--they ate every scrap on the tray.
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