- I loved it!
- I need one of those nacho sombreros, and I need it now.
Since finding a nacho sombrero in my local Mexican restaurant was harder than one would initially think, I decided to make one on my own! It came out pretty well, and it really tasted like tortilla chips!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 150g of wheat flour (1 1/3 cups)
- 600g of cornstarch or, even better, cornmeal (5 cups)
- 450 ml of water (1 pint)
- 225 gr of margarine (1 cup)
- 1/2 tbsp of salt
- Some oil to "paint" the sombrero before baking it.
- Salsa, guacamole, or your favorite dip!
You´ll also need something to make the sombrero shape. Newspapers and aluminum foil should do the trick.
Step 2: Make the dough
First, put both, the wheat flour and the cornstarch (or cornmeal) in a big bowl, mix them and "dig" a hole in the middle.
Afterwards, put the margarine and the salt in the hole you just made. Make sure that the margarine is nor too cold. In fact, melting it a bit beforehand will make the mixing way easier.
Mix everything well, until the mixture gets sort of a sand-like texture. Then, once again, make a hole in the middle of it and slowly pour the water in it, while you knead the dough. Take your time. Adding the water too quickly may spoil the dough. Keep kneading until you get a nice, firm dough that doesn't stick to your hands.
Now you have your tortilla chip dough ready. It's time to give it sombrero shape!