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National Corn Chip Day

Corn chips, celebrated today with National Corn Chip Day, are not only eaten plain, but with salsa, cheese, and dips. They are used as toppings for salads, found in party mixes, and used in Tex-Mex recipes such as Frito pie. Both corn chips and tortilla chips are made with cornmeal, salt, and water, but they differ in how they are cooked and prepared. Corn chips are crunchy and thick, usually being shaped like small scoops. They may be fried in oil or baked, and are salted. Tortilla chips, conversely, are milder and usually larger, thinner, and less salty. Corn chips were developed in Mexico, but the most well-known brand, Fritos, were developed in the United States and date to 1932.

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