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    Why is frito pie so darn good?

    Must be a southern thing.

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    <slinkin' in, lookin' around>

    Hey, I thought there'd be some free samples.

    <slinkin' off to find more food>

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    Heh. Thanks.

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    WTF is frito pie? Do I want to know?

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    Frito pie is the essence of all that is good about southern culture. Take a bowl, toss in a handful of fritos corn chips, ladle over a HUGE spoonful of your favorite chili (mine is homemade using wick fowlers two alarm kit as a starting point) and top with grated cheese (not optional) and onions (optional). If you have not had frito chili pie, i feel oh so sorry for you. It is almost as good as sex or holding your son for the first time.
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    We have that in Iowa, but I've never heard it called that. It's a variant of a midwestern staple, "5-way Chili".

    1. a bed of spaghetti
    2. chili
    3. beans
    4. onions
    5. cheese
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    Sour cream is great with it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Sour cream is great with it also.
    Name one thing sour cream is not good with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cydisc
    Name one thing sour cream is not good with.
    I had to think for a long long time on that before I could come up with anything at all.
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    + lettuce
    + tomatoes
    + olives
    + salsa

    = Yum

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    wow. that sounds good. good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol
    + lettuce
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    = Yum
    sounds like you just turned Frito Chili Pie into a taco salad!! I am a Chili Pie Purist. Only Fritos brand corn chips, chili and cheese are required. Onions are optional and superflous IMHO. Add anything else and you are playing in a mine field. That said, I may try a spoon full of sour cream on top, as suggested by EJ.

    On a side note, my wife makes taco soup. It is a spicy beef soup with corn and salsa in it. It is served over tostada chips, and topped with sour cream and grated cheese. It is as good as chili pie, just a bit different.
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    Oh, yeah. I remember Frita. Man, her pie was the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Frito pie is the essence of all that is good about southern culture. Take a bowl, toss in a handful of fritos corn chips, ladle over a HUGE spoonful of your favorite chili (mine is homemade using wick fowlers two alarm kit as a starting point) and top with grated cheese (not optional) and onions (optional). If you have not had frito chili pie, i feel oh so sorry for you. It is almost as good as sex or holding your son for the first time.
    southern culture? what is this southern culture that you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    southern culture? what is this southern culture that you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    southern culture? what is this southern culture that you speak of?
    It sounds better than "white trash". Good to have you back Botto.
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    southern culture = Southern Comfort?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    at what point are you a fritopieoholic?

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    Didn't some guy in Alabama die while eating frito pie?
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    Mmmmm frito pie!

    Hey think of it this way.....at least Fritos are all natural....corn, corn oil and salt.....simple and delish!
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    damn you jsharr and EJ, you've got me wanting more fattening yet amazingly tasty food.

    btw, it's always best to wash down frito pie with either good cold milk, or a
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    btw, it's always best to wash down frito pie with either good cold milk, or a
    Add ice cold, sun brewed, sweet tea to the "wash it down with list". IMHO the milk would be better to wash down the post frito pie cobbler.

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    i don't know who you are or where you came from, but frito pie is a layer of bean dip and cheese between two layers of fritos, it's like if God were going to make an Oreo (he might even dip it in sour cream)
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