|In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I had the Fritos Pie... at the location claiming to be the inventor. In Halifax, I had a Doritos Pie, based on the Fritos Pie, but done with Doritos instead. In both occasions, there were 'speciality' street food which I had to look for to find. In Mexico, one of the most popular snacks around is the Dori-Lokos. They're the same principle, but with a Mexican twist... and you can find them anywhere you have tourists, from street stands to ice cream parlours!|
The original Fritos Pie was allegedly
created in Santa Fe in the 1960s. It combines Fritos chips, with
shredded cheese and a meat-less chili. It is served in the original
Fritos bag. You can add onions, relish, spicy peppers and other
garnishes at your liking. The Doritos Pie (picture at the bottom) I had in Halifax is
exactly the same thing, except you replace the Fritos chips by
Doritos ones. It adds a bit of spiciness to it, but not that much.
Of course, it's a hot dish with the hot chili and with the cheese and
the beans, that makes a good source of proteins. If you add plenty
of onions and other stuff, you could have a complete meal :-)
Here in Mexico, you will find
Dori-lokos (sometimes spelled 'Dorilocos', lead picture on top). The principle is the
same, but the ingredients are MUCH different. Of course, the Doritos
chips remain, but all the rest is more Mexican-style. First, exit
the cheese and the chili, it's not a hot dish here. The chips are
covered with a mix of veggies that usually include carrots, lettuce
and onions (the exact recipe will vary from one vendor to the other).
Then they add lime juice (you cannot have a 'Mexican' dish without
lime juice) and a tomato-based sauce. If the veggies mix includes
hot peppers, chances are the sauce will simply be tomato juice,
otherwise it will be hot sauce. Sometimes, they will include some
other kinds of snacks items besides the Doritos, including nuts.
Lots of veggies, but no proteins.
I paid between US$4 and US$5 for the
Fritos and Doritos pies in US and Canada... and about M$18 (about
US$1.40) for the Dori-Lokos when I bought them in Guanjuato and here
in Querétaro. I must say I prefer the taste of the Dori-Lokos, much
more kick to it, even if it's just a snack.