Thursday, November 8, 2012

Petros or Frito Pie

Petros is a fast food restaurant chain in Tennessee and Alabama.  We discovered it when my husband lived in Knoxville, TN shortly before we were married.  The original version was chili poured inside a bag of Fritos with sour cream on top.  The first restaurant was at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville.

This is a great way of using up leftover chili and doing something different with it rather than just rewarming it.  Sometimes if we don't have Fritos, I'll use tortilla chips, but they aren't as good that way.  We like ours with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream.  Occasionally if I'm in the mood, I put a few scallions on mine.

Petros or Frito Pie

leftover chili, heated
diced tomatoes
shredded lettuce
freshly shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
black olives, diced
scallions or green onions, thinly sliced
other toppings of your choice

Put a handful of Fritos in the bottom of a bowl or large soup mug.  Pour in heated chili.  Top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and anything else you think sounds good.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I've never eaten there, but this is a good idea for leftover chili!