Fritos is both a trademark and a common name for thin corn pone cut in strips and fried. The name and use as a finger-food snack or scoop for guacamole or hot chili sauce suggest its Mexamerican origins, but the corn crisp was everywhere in American corn-pone cooking. An easy recipe for Corn Meal Crisps comes from
Stir meal gradually into the water, and when perfectly smooth add butter and salt. Spread dough evenly on an inverted buttered
Heat vegetable oil
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