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Photo by Troy Fields C&D's Frito pie is a work of art.
This week, we're covering a Texas classic: Frito Pie.
Frito pie is popular Southern dish made with chili, cheese and Fritos.
According to NPR, it all started when Charles Elmer Doolin was looking for a corn snack to sell at his San Antonio confectionary during the Great Depression. Since tortillas got stale, Doolin sought another solution. That's when he met a Mexican man selling little bags of corn chips at a gas station. They were "little fried things", or fritos. He went on to buy the patent, perfect the recipe with his mother, and Fritos were born.
Though some say the Frito pie was created at a diner in Santa Fe, others claim Doolin's mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, came up with the pie recipe as a way to further market Fritos.
Either way, we're happy it was born -- and we're sure most Texans would agree.More »