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Frito pie is a dish that has been around for centuries. The earliest known recipe for frito pie dates back to the early 1800s. This dish was made with a simple mixture of flour, water and salt. The dough was then fried in lard or oil.
The first recorded mention of frito pie was in an article published in the New York Times in 1876. The article described a dish made with fried dough and a filling of beef or mutton.
Frito pie recipes began to appear in cookbooks in the early 1900s. The first known recipe for frito pie appeared in the Boston Cooking School Cookbook in 1896. This recipe called for a layer of fritters (fried dough) to be topped with a filling of chopped beef, tomatoes and onions.
Creating the perfect frito pie doesn't have to be a daunting task. To ensure a delicious and fulfilling dish, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Next, lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate with some cooking spray and layer the bottom with a single layer of Frito's chips. Top with a layer of your favorite chili, followed by a layer of cheese. Place the pie plate in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the chili is bubbling. Let cool and enjoy! For a bit of extra flavor, top with diced tomatoes and onions, sour cream, guacamole, and jalapenos.
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