azurelunatic: The Space Needle by night. Slightly dubious photography. (Default)
Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2019-01-03 03:04 pm

The definition of salad

Belovedest made tater tots last night, and we all had some (except the cats). They added some of the cooked ground beef and some cheese, and said something about stretching the definition of salad.

This was clearly (to me, anyway) in the same spirit of shitposting about the definition of sandwiches. So I considered my rules. "If it doesn't have anything that looks like it's photosynthesized recently, it's nachos," I declared.

This was accepted. Though I think the thing that makes it a nacho is the melted cheese. (By which definition, a staple of my childhood was rice nachos.)
conuly: (Default)

[personal profile] conuly 2019-01-04 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Where I am, corn chips is definitely NOT synonymous with tortilla chips!
steorra: Restaurant sign that says Palatal (palatal)

[personal profile] steorra 2019-01-04 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
What are corn chips to you?
conuly: (Default)

[personal profile] conuly 2019-01-04 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
Fritos or Dipsy Doodles and the like. Even Bugles or Nacho Twists, if looked at in the right light! But definitely not tortilla chips. They taste totally different and have a completely different texture.

Wikipedia suggests that the difference is that one has nixtamalized and the other hasn't. Seems as plausible as anything else!
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)

[personal profile] redsixwing 2019-01-04 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)

You're right; I meant tortilla chips. Nacho toppings on the other kind of corn chips are Frito pie. :D