Jet Tila's Tips For Amplifying The Crunch Of Your Nachos

Nachos are a classic snack or meal that is enjoyed by many, but it can be frustrating when the chips become soggy and lose their crunch. Luckily, professional chef Jet Tila shared some easy tips and tricks to help make your nachos crunchier and more delicious than ever before with Food Network.

One of the key ingredients to making crunchy nachos, he explained, is the chips themselves. While store-bought tortilla chips are convenient, they can be quite thin and flimsy. To achieve that perfect crunch, Tila recommends using restaurant-style tortilla chips. These chips are thicker and sturdier than regular store-bought chips, making them perfect for holding up to toppings and staying crispy. 

While you can buy restaurant-style tortilla chips from your grocery store, you should also consider buying a bag or two from your favorite Tex-Mex or Mexican restaurant. But even then, Tila has one more tip you can use to ensure your nachos are crisp and crunchy rather than wet and soggy.

Make better use of your oven

According to Jet Tila, the best way to revive your tortilla chips and help them become crisper is to warm them in the oven (via Food Network). Spread the chips out on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at a low temperature for a few minutes. This will help to remove any excess moisture and revive the chips, making them more crispy and able to withstand toppings without getting soggy.

Once your chips are warmed and ready to go, it's time to add your toppings. Be sure to layer your ingredients evenly, starting with a layer of chips, then adding your other toppings. Avoid piling everything on top of each other, as this can weigh down the chips and cause them to become soggy. You should also avoid placing wet toppings like sour cream directly onto the chips and layer it onto other nacho toppings, such as melted cheese, instead.

Making crunchy nachos is all about using the right ingredients and techniques. But with these tips in mind, you'll be able to enjoy delicious and crunchy nachos that are perfect for any occasion.