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Oct 21, 2012 12:07 PM

How do you repurpose potato chips?

Other than eating them au naturel, how else do you use potato chips in either your dishes or cooking methods.

Obvious ones I can think of:

1. Squished into sandwiches
2. Crumbled into baked goods (like cookies or pie crust)
3. Crumbled and mixed into breading (along with breadcrumbs or Panko, for example)
4. Mixed into GORP or trail mix

How, or what ways, do you potato chips other than eating them straight out of the bag (not that there's anything wrong with that).

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  1. chocolate-covered, but they need to be sturdy, like ruffles, for this.

    crushed on top of tomato soup.

    1. SQUISHED into the gonna be grilled cheese sandwiches.
      CRUMBLED,never into bread crumbs,but into panko or oyster crackers YES for breading
      SMASHED 50/50 with day old rice,one poached egg and raw grated onion

      1. - ice cream topping (i can't believe you of all people didn't mention this one)
        - chocolate bark
        - topping for casserole, mac & cheese, etc
        - mix into stuffing for mushrooms
        - binder for meat loaf or meatballs

        7 Replies
        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Oh my. Potato chips on ice cream. You have ruined me, ghg. Ruined me. <scurries off to store>

          1. re: debbiel


            if you want to try something really evil, make ice cream sandwiches with chocolate chip cookies & vanilla ice cream, and roll the sides in crushed potato chips ;)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I'm going to try to pretend that I never read this.

              1. re: debbiel

                Haha, half of what I read on Chowhound, I have to instantly forget. (And the other half, I am posting--with the hope that I will therefore forget it.)

          2. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I love that i/c idea! I make my own chex-mix,,,spicy and salty.......I use the "bits" in the endo the bag in the same way.........YUM!

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              The quintessential Midwestern version of tuna noodle casserole is not complete without a topping of crushed potato chips.

              I wonder how PCs would do as scalloped potatoes if you treated them like the dehydrated potatoes in the boxed side dish mixes. Spread them evenly in a casserole dish, then soak them in a very loose seasoned cream sauce before baking. Might need to let the first chips soak, then add another layer and more sauce, and perhaps a third time, to get enough into the dish. If you included whipped egg whites you could create something souffle-like.

              1. re: greygarious

                Bad graygarious bad! (just kidding!) Now I am craving tuna casserole, and my OH cannot abide it. *sigh* Virtual tuna casserole is not the same at all. LOL

            2. I feed them to the ducks out back. They prefer seeded rye bread, though.

              1. In green bean casserole (instead of using the French's onions in the can)
                In broccoli casserole (mixed with Ritz crackers)
                In hamburger mix
                IN the onion dip (not served with)