The Essential Rules For Your Best Nachos Ever

Zach Johnston

Who doesn’t love nachos? They’re the versatile Tex-Mex wonder-food that hits a lot of sweet spots. Making a great plate of nachos is a mix of great ingredients and layering. Don’t forget that word, folks, “layering.”

Nachos has it all. They bridge the service gap between being the perfect bar food, family dinner, and fast lunch all at the same time. Few foods can achieve such broad culinary heights. The secret here is a blissful matrix of crunchy, gooey, crisp, and soft textures with umami, cheesy, tangy, acidic, sweet, and savory flavors. You can also shove them in your mouth quite easily.

The thing is, as with all foods with so many factors involved, the opportunity to mess things up is high. Choose the wrong chips and welcome to soggy town. Choose the wrong cheese and you’ll be abandoned at the table. Go cheap on the protein and you might as well pack it in. So here are some hard and fast rules for making the perfect plate of nachos.