Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Frying Pan Thing

I mentioned in my last post that I put a "frying pan dome" or something over the nachos to make the cheese melt. To clarify, I just put a hot frying pan upside-down over the plate. It's very easy. Look, here is a picture to show you how easy it is:
And here is another picture to show you even more how easy it is:
Just make sure the pan is both hot enough to melt the cheese, and big enough so that the stuff doesn't touch the pan. Just leave it covered until the cheese is sufficiently melted. Ta-da!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nachos à la Cafe Rio

Saturday afternoon my roommate and I were craving Cafe Rio nachos but didn't feel like spending the $9 each for them, so we went to Rancho Market and bought some delicious tortilla chips
We then heated up some black beans and tossed them and some cheese over the pile of chips and heated it up by putting a hot frying pan domed over the plate (a much more effective technique for melting cheese than a microwave). And in the end, I was glad we only paid the couple of dollars for the bag of chips, because they were just as good as Cafe Rio chips!