The Best Nachos Ever (Hint: It’s the Fennel)

24 Feb

FlailKef and GingerKef host an annual Oscar party. I’m not much for the show, but the food is always awesome. This year, SummitKef swept everyone’s ballot by bringing these gorgonzola, fontina nachos with FENNEL and mint.

photo(2)I thought for sure that the mint would be the best supporting actor (clearly those two cheeses took top billing), but the fennel managed a major upset and got all the praise for the night. Do yourselves a favor: make sure House of Cards isn’t the only thing you’re binging on this Friday.

Gorgonzola, Fontina, Fennel & Mint Nachos


  • 8 oz. tortilla chips (preferably unsalted or lightly salted)
  • 10 oz. coarsely grated fontina (2-1/2 cups)
  • 5 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint


1. Pour the tortilla chips onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

2. Sprinkle the chips evenly with both cheeses.

3. Crush the fennel seeds with a roller (or a mortar and pestle if you are channeling your inner apothecary). Sprinkle over the cheese.

4. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 3 minutes. Garnish with the mint and serve hot from the baking sheet.

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