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How do you repurpose potato chips?

ipsedixit Oct 21, 2012 12:07 PM

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).

  1. GraceW Oct 25, 2012 03:02 PM

    Actually we grew-up with it baked on top of creamed corn for special occasion. The salt makes it a winning holiday dish.

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    1. re: GraceW
      ipsedixit Oct 25, 2012 03:13 PM


      I might have to steal that idea and incorporate crushed potato chips into my next batch of cornbread.

      1. re: ipsedixit
        GraceW Oct 25, 2012 03:39 PM

        Hmm. .. I might have to try my first attempt at cornbread-stuffing.. with some crumbled chips on top!

      2. re: GraceW
        lcool Oct 26, 2012 05:53 AM

        I'm going to give it try on spoon bread or savory corn pudding.

      3. Infomaniac Oct 25, 2012 12:01 PM

        oatmeal potato chip cookies

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          CanadaGirl Oct 21, 2012 04:22 PM

          Crush, stir in some chopped dill, lemon zest. and pepper then pack onto a piece of salmon and bake until the salmon is done. Amazing!

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          1. re: CanadaGirl
            upsidedownorchid Oct 21, 2012 05:28 PM

            That sounds soooooo good!

          2. todao Oct 21, 2012 04:15 PM

            Cook up some egg noodles, chill overnight then fry them in butter. Add the crushed potato chips just before serving.

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            1. re: todao
              buzzardbreath Oct 25, 2012 11:57 AM

              I thought I was the only one who fixed chips and noodles like that. Oh so yummy.

            2. HillJ Oct 21, 2012 01:42 PM

              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)

              1. jmcarthur8 Oct 21, 2012 01:05 PM

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

                1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2012 12:35 PM

                  - 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

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                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                    debbiel Oct 21, 2012 01:18 PM

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

                    1. re: debbiel
                      goodhealthgourmet Oct 21, 2012 01:20 PM


                      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
                        debbiel Oct 21, 2012 01:22 PM

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

                        1. re: debbiel
                          GraceW Oct 21, 2012 04:30 PM

                          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
                      FriedClamFanatic Oct 21, 2012 01:50 PM

                      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
                        greygarious Oct 21, 2012 04:15 PM

                        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
                          buzzardbreath Oct 25, 2012 11:56 AM

                          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

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                        lcool Oct 21, 2012 12:23 PM

                        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. hotoynoodle Oct 21, 2012 12:18 PM

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

                          crushed on top of tomato soup.

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