Are you a fan of chips and dip, or chips a salsa?
Well I am, I know it's not the healthiest thing in the world, but I'm the guy that has to get a refill on salsa when I go out to a Mexican restaurant because I eat so many chips and salsa... before the meal!
So it's no surprise that I'm so into this study on how to dips chips without breaking them!
According to a structural engineer, the way most of us dip chips is structurally unsound.
Here are four steps to avoid breaking chips in the dip . . .
1. Most tortilla chips are triangular, and we hold the chip by one point, and dip the LONG edge of the triangle, like a shovel. THAT'S WRONG.
2. We do it so we can scoop up more dip . . . naturally. But it ends up putting too much weight on the point of the chip where you're holding it, and it snaps.
3. Instead, you should hold the chip along the edge of the triangle, and just dip one POINT . . . in other words, the exact opposite of what we all usually do. And you can get JUST AS MUCH DIP, without the breakage.
4. Finally, use chips that are harder to break. Go through the bowl and find ones that are CURLED . . . or as the engineers put it, quote, a "bent, undulating chip". That creates an arch, which is the strongest support structure.
I don't know about you, but it's worth trying it, I'm gonna go get my dip on!