National Corn Chip Day is celebrated on January 29th in the United States. The corn chip are very different from the tortilla chip, but both are great as a snack. Both are made with from mesa or cornmeal, which is baked or fried in oil. The difference is the processing of the corn. The corn chip has a much richer corn flavor and is much sturdier.
Originating in Mexico and patented in the United States, the story goes that Elmer Doolin was in San Antonio and enjoying some “friotes,” so he paid the man a $100 for the recipe and experimented at home with the recipe. He soon started producing them under the name of “Frito” corn chips. So, grab a bowl a chili, some corn chips and enjoy!