Friday, May 16, 2008

Using Potato Chips In Cooking

Many of think of potato chips as those crunchy chips we put on a plate alongside a sandwich. However potato chips can add a wonderful flavor to many recipes.

One of my favorite recipes using potato chips is something I call “Crunchy Chicken”. I coat chicken pieces with either melted butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, or plain yogurt. You then roll the chicken pieces in crushed potato chips. My kids have always loved this recipe. If you use flavored potato chips, such as barbeque or sour cream and onion, this will add to the flavor of the chicken. I have always used chicken pieces with skin on. The skin ends up very crunchy and salty from the potato chips.

Have you ever put potato chips ON your sandwich? My kids have always loved putting potato chips right on the sandwich itself. You can do this with tuna fish sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or even egg salad sandwiches. Many of enjoy lettuce on our sandwich’s as lettuce is crunchy. Well, so are potato chips.

Have you ever tried potato chip cookies?

Potato Chip Cookies

5 cups crushed potato chips
2 cups flour
1 cup each, brown sugar and white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I prefer omitting these)

Mix crushed potato chips with the two sugars. Beat the two eggs and add to sugar and chips. Stir in milk and vanilla. Mix the flour and baking powder together and then slowly add to other mixture. Mix well. Grease baking sheet and drop by rounded teaspoonful. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.

Do you have a favorite brownie recipe? Next time you make the brownies, try adding 3/4 cup crushed potato chips to the mix. If the brownie recipe calls for salt, do not add salt, when adding the potato chips.

Potato chips are not just for munching with your sandwich.

Audrey :)


April said...

I put chips on my sandwich too. Never thought about adding them to cookies or brownies though!

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Tishia said...

I'm a potato chips on sandwich type of gal...YUMMY. I actually haven't done it in a really long time and now I'm craving it.

The chicken that you mentioned in the beginning of your post sounds good. I might have to give that try.

As for adding potato chips to cookies or brownies - that just doesn't sound appealing to me. But I suppose you can't turn your nose up at something you've never tried before. LOL

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Swapna said...

Hi Audrey,

I have eaten chips with club sandwishes..yeah..I keep it inside them..but your ideas are really great...

girly whirled said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you.
I love cooking (almost as much as I love eating!), and will be back.

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Rochelle R. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love potato chips, well I admit I am addicted to them. I eat them everyday, OK twice a day. That sounds terrible to admit in writing :) I have always meant to try the potato chip cookies but haven't yet.