Potato Chip Nachos with Black Jalapenos

A slightly different take on nachos for people who prefer potato chips - one of the finest products ever invented.


Olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

8 black jalapeno peppers, cleaned and diced

1 medium tomato, diced

Cheese sauce:

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

3/4 cup milk (I used skim) + up to 1/2 cup more for thinning the sauce

2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese

8 ounce bag of salted potato chips


Drizzle a little olive oil in a small skillet.  Saute onion and peppers over a medium heat until soft and tender.  Stir in tomatoes and warm through.

Meanwhile, make sauce:  In a medium saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in flour until it is incorporated.  Slowly add milk, stirring and cook for a minute until it thickens.  Add more milk as necessary to thin sauce so it doesn't break the potato chips.

Spread chips on a large platter.  Pour cheese sauce over and sprinkle on Jalapeno mixture.  Eat immediately.  Serves 4 - 6.