Preparation info
  • Makes about

    30 strips

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

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 The Corn Cook Book (1918), easy because you just spread the cornmeal batter on an inverted baking pan and cut it into strips once it is coo