mac and cheese carbonara with potato chip crust[/caption] cooking with potato chips and recipe with crushed potato chips! Three-cheese pasta with crispy bacon, mushrooms and peas sounds great on its own. Try it baked with a parmesan and crushed potato chip crust, though, and you'll wonder why you ever made mac and cheese without a bag of Lay's.
Because everything tastes better with butter, sugar and chocolate.
Steak and Gorgonzola Potato Chips Nachos[/caption] These salty nachos are topped with far better than plain ol' shredded cheese. They're drizzled with a cheese sauce made from steak drippings, white wine, butter, cream and, oh yes, a mixture of blue and Gruyere cheeses. It's poured carefully over the chips, followed by a generous helping of juicy steak and green onions, until each bite is laden with meaty, cheesy bliss.
Coated with kettle chips and panko breadcrumbs, these quick and easy oven-fried tenders have a guaranteed crunch factor.
A buttery, salty potato chip crust balances handsomely with a sweet chocolate and coconut cream filling. It's rich, it's sleek, it's magnifique.
Cracked Out Hot Chicken Salad[/caption] This warm chicken salad goes far beyond the classic mix-ins of celery and mayonnaise. It's tossed with a flavorful seasoning mix, cheddar cheese and cooked bacon -- and topped with potato chips and baked until crispy yet gooey. Eat it on your favorite bread, over a bed of greens or straight from the pan.
Savory Chive Cheesecake with Potato Chip Crust[/caption] Inspired by onion dip, this surprisingly delicious appetizer gets creaminess from cream cheese, flavor from chopped chives and softened spring onions, and contrast from crunchy crushed chips. For a simple and elegant look, garnish it with whole chives before baking. To mimic the appearance of dip, spread it with sour cream, chives and extra chips.
Kitchen Sink Brownies[/caption] These brownies cover every texture in the book: chewy fudginess from the brownie base, buttery silkiness from the chocolate topping, creaminess from Reese's cups, and, of course, crunchiness from pretzels, Oreos and potato chips.
Funeral Potatoes[/caption] There's nothing sad about this gloriously Southern combination of cheesy potatoes, cream of chicken, sour cream and crushed potato chips.
Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack[/caption] This addictive appetizer comes together with a bag of kettle chips, tossed on a pan and topped with brown sugar, maple syrup, cheddar cheese, bacon and cayenne, then baked. It's so simple, I'm not sure if it sounds easier to make or easier to devour in one sitting.
Potato Chip Cookies [/caption] Combine two essential party snacks into one with this sweet and salty bake.
Potato Chip Grilled Cheese[/caption] Chips make a great side for sandwiches -- until they get knocked off your plate. They serve a far better purpose inside of a sandwich. In this case, their saltiness cuts through the richness of cheese, and their crunchiness adds another dimension of texture to a tried and true treat.
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls[/caption] We started with mac and cheese, so let's end with it, too. These golden brown babies combine the soft creaminess of cheesy mac with the crisp saltiness of potato chips into one (OK, maybe two or three) glorious bite.