Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce

Let's face it, hot fresh potato chips are addictive.  Hot potato chips seasoned with salt, served with a warm blue cheese dipping sauce, and made with a quality blue cheese like Maytag (Yes, these are the folks that make your home appliances, too.)  Lord help me, because I can't stop myself.

If you are really in a pinch you can take a really good quality potato chip and heat them in your oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes...It's the sauce that steals the show, but I am partial to a fresh made potato chips.



Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce
Serves 8
Recipe from Bobby Flay's Bar Americain

Blue Cheese Sauce

Ingredients:
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
Pinch of Cayenne
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled, plus 1/4 cup for garnish

Potato Chips

Ingredients:
4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/8-inch thick on a mandoline
2 quarts peanut or canola oil
Kosher Salt

Directions:
1.  Pour the milk into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.

2.  melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft.  Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly whisk in the warm milk and continue whisking until thickened, about 2 minutes.  Season with the salt and cayenne.  Remove from the heat and stir in the blue cheese.  If the sauce is to thick, thin with a little extra milk.

3.  Place the potato slices on a baking sheet between layers of paper towels to make sure they are very dry before frying.

4.  Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. on a deep-fat thermometer.  Fry the potatoes in small batches until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 2 minutes.  remove with a slotted spoon and place on a brown paper bag or another baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.  Immediately season with salt.

5.  Pour the sauce into a bowl and top with the remaining 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese and the chopped chives.  Place the bowl in the center of large platter and arrange the potato chips around the bowl.

Enjoy!




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44 comments:

Eliana said...

Heavenly! MUST add this to my super bowl spread.

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe...Bookmarked

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Looks like you and Bobby's cookbook have become fast friends :) These are on my list too! They sound and look completely addictive.

Big Dude said...

There used to be a restaurant down in Tellico Plains that we really liked and they sided their sandwiches with homemade chips with bleu cheese crunbles. I loved them and I'm sure I'd like this even more.

rosaria said...

Oh shucks! Yes! Home made chips and a lovely dip to warm up our wet days.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I can eat my weight in homemade chips.

Chef E said...

I feel the crunch party going on in my mouth right now! How yummy. It reminds me there are two BF books on my shelf. I should take them out. Thanks Velva!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Wow. Show stopping indeed! I will make this as soon as I get the courage up to try my mandolin again. Last time ended up in a bit of a massacre. But I sure will make that sauce asap!!

Susan said...

Fabulous! We had something very like this at a restaurant in Charleston! And I couldn't stop eating them either!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Nice! I love the blue cheese sauce.

Katy ~ said...

I'm looking at your site just before going to bed. Definitely going to dream about this!

Julie said...

Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. Maytag is my favorite!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering recipe. Stunning pics of super bowl.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have to avert my husbands eyes! He is a potato chip addict. What a treat, these sound delicious.

Marina said...

I love it from the picture! great recipe. My son loves potato chips, I'll teach him how to make it over weekend.

The Harried Cook said...

Yummmy... this would be very popular in my house! And that blue cheese sauce sounds fantastic :) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Guess what I'll be thinking about all night? Should have never looked. But just had to!

That Girl said...

This is perfect since I now can make potato chips!

Kat said...

I am sure I would eat everyone of them myself!! I have NEVER made homemade potato chips, and they look fabulous!

tasteofbeirut said...

would be so happy watching anything on TV with a bowl of these Hot potato chips and that sauce in front of me!

Mimi said...

Now that's a snack!
Mimi

teresa said...

totally drooling over here! i LOVE blue cheese, i would never think to use it for potato chips!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

They look totally addictive!

Claudia said...

Who needs the potato chips? I can think of a million uses for that sauce!

Chris said...

Like Claudia said, chips? Just hand me a spoon!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'm tempted to go into my kitchen right now and make some! :)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Looks addicting. Don't let me sit next to that bowl or no one else will get any.
Sam

merrilymarylee said...

You are w-i-c-k-e-d!!! Please move next door to me.

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, the dip sounds wonderful and perfect with the homemade chips! Blessings, my friend, Catherine xo

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Oh, be still my heart. I have tasted this at Bar Americain, and I can confirm that it is impossible to stop eating.

Karen Harris said...

OMG, how good do these look?! This has to be the perfect snack.

LaDivaCucina said...

This is something I never, ever needed to see how to make. I'm holding you responsible for my diet's demise, Velva!!!! Divine! x

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

That looks simply divine -- I love chips and mostly would choose to have it with ketchup -- i must try it with a bleu cheese sauce someday :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

that is one thing I have trouble doing. making homemade potato chips. Sure I can do them but they never turn out to my liking! Yours look amazing and so crispy and that sauce is simply YUMMM!

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds delicious and decadent!

theycallmejane said...

This would be oh-so-dangerous for me to make. But I don't care! I can't wait to try this!

Magic of Spice said...

Oh my goodness...I fear I could eat these all day! Love that sauce, and with warm fresh chips, heavenly :)

Rebecca said...

this looks like the perfect snack for football sunday! p.s. your comments on my blog always make my day! thanks girl ;) it is a new year and i'm trying to blog on a more regular basis!

Pegasuslegend said...

Wow do these ever look fantastic!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

My mouth is watering!
Mary x

Susan Fields said...

Maytag makes Blue Cheese? That's even more surprising then when I found out the Simplicity sewing machine people make vacuum cleaners!

These look delicious!

Roz said...

Mmmm, I've never made home-made potato chips, but I have no doubt in my carb-lovin' brain that these would be super wonderful! I always pick up a stash of Maytag blue cheese when I go back to Iowa every summer to visit my parents. It's made about 40 miles away and super fresh! From what I've read, even Elizabeth Taylor had it shipped to her. Good stuff . . . and better with those chips!

Forgive, Love, Give through life. said...

Im hooked all i need now is the cook book!

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for posting..

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