Serve cheese nachos before a meal, or make them anytime just to munch on.
Place the tortilla wedges in the skillet, 4 to 6 at a time. If they puff up, just mash them flat. Turn them over so they crisp on both sides. Chips will cook in 45 to 60 seconds. When crisp, drain on paper towels. Shake in a brown bag to which salt has been added.
To make the nachos, place crisp tortilla chips on a cookie sheet. Cover the tops with the grated cheese, a thin slice of jalapeno and some chopped scallions. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese becomes bubbly.
Note: In Texas, we make Super Nachos by adding one or more additional toppings like refried beans, black beans, guacamole, chopped ripe tomatoes, sliced black olives, and sour cream. People also add strips of grilled chicken or beef. By this time, the plate has turned into a full meal.
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