This Crazy Food Combination Is Brilliant

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I have this thing for combining my favorite foods into one dish. Mapo tofu and waffles? Done. Banh mi and fries? Been there. Mac and cheese with shepherd’s pie? It seems wrong, but it’s oh-so-right. I’m constantly thinking about what food mash-ups (for lack of a better term) will taste good. Hence, these California-roll nachos.
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I love nachos. I love California rolls. Of course, I LOVE California-roll nachos. Sure, they’re essentially the illegitimate child of Japanese and Mexican cuisines, but considering the fact that neither California rolls nor nachos are traditional foods in their respective genres, it was inevitable that these more modern inventions would come together in a glorious, delicious pile of flavors covered in melted cheese.
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California-Roll Nachos Recipe
Serves 2

1/2 cup crab meat,* chopped
1/4 cup kewpie mayo, or to taste
1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Tortilla chips, as needed
1/2-3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado, diced
Seaweed strips, to garnish
Sriracha, if desired
*You can go all fancy here and get real crab meat, or you can just get imitation, which is what I used.

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, mix together the crab, mayo, and 1/4 cup sliced green onions. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

3. Place a single layer of chips on your lined baking sheet. Top with the crab mix and a generous sprinkling of cheddar. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is gooey and melted. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining sliced green onions, diced avocado, and seaweed strips. Drizzle with sriracha, if using. Enjoy hot!

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