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Entry from June 19, 2009
Kentucky Nachos

"Kentucky nachos” is a variation of nachos. Like potachos, “Kentucky nachos” replaces tortillas chips with potato chips. Barbecued pulled pork is a featured ingredient, and blue cheese, coleslaw, cheddar cheese, sauteed onions and peppers are other ingredients.

The origin of the food is unknown, but it was served at Churchill Downs for the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Nachos was popularized in June 2009 on the website This is why you’re fat.


This is why you’re fat.
Kentucky Nachos
Potato chips covered in barbecued pulled pork, blue cheese, coleslaw, cheddar cheese and sauteed onions and peppers.
(June 8, 2009—ed.)

Google Books
Murder at the Museum of Natural History
By Mike Jahn
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
1994
Pg. 110:
“Appetizers: Kentucky nachos.”
“Kentucky nachos? What makes them Kentucky?”
“Never mind. Buffalo chicken wings.”

USA Today
Feeding Derby fans’ frenzy for food
Posted 5/4/2006 11:47 PM ET
By Jessie Halladay, USA TODAY
(...)
Most things made at Churchill Downs this weekend have been grown or raised in Kentucky.

Logan has worked the last several years to give the food at Churchill a distinctly Kentucky flavor. In the food court, the ice cream stand has bourbon pecans, the Mexican grill has Kentucky nachos with pork and there’s even an 8-ounce Derby dog loaded with relish, peppers, onions and cheese.

Compass Group North America
Churchill Downs Menus at Kentucky Oaks and 135th Kentucky Derby Worthy of the Winner’s Circle
Levy Restaurants New Executive Chef Joseph “JoJo” Doyle Adds Personal Family Recipes to the Menu, Debuts New Concessions with Kentucky Flavor

LOUISVILLE, KY – (April 24, 2009) Levy Restaurants, the official restaurateurs for Churchill Downs, is gearing up for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1 and 135th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The menus, crafted by new Executive Chef Joseph “JoJo” Doyle, focus on traditional favorites with flavorful new additions throughout the track
(...)
Chef Doyle is also introducing new concessions available to all fans, including Kentucky Cordon Bleu made with Kentucky ham, Kentucky Nachos topped with spicy pork, and Hot Brown Pressed Sandwich, a twist on the Louisville tradition. 

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