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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hot Chips with Scallions, Blue Cheese & Balsamic Glaze

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If there is one appetizer that makes my heart skip a beat, it's hot chips. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, "hot chips" can be found on just about any menu in my hometown. Most of the time it's the same: a  homemade potato chip with a delicious dipping sauce. But, one of my favorite restaurants back in Ohio does a little bit of a different spin on hot chips that makes them even more irresistible. I decided it was time to recreate this masterpiece...

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First and foremost, I know some people don't care for blue cheese {like my husband!} so this might not be too appealing if you are anything like him. As a side note, I made these one weekend when he was out of town because he can't even look at the blue cheese package without feeling sick haha! So if blue cheese isn't your thing, you could definitely replace the blue cheese with feta or goat cheese.

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I think what I love most about these chips is the sauce that is made when you mix the blue cheese and balsamic glaze. Since the chips are warm, the cheese begins to melt and combines with the glaze to create a sauce that will truly make your mouth water! While the scallions add some pretty color to the dish, they also give the chips a little bite. 

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I used a fryer that is similar to THIS one, but if you don't have a fryer, you can still make these in your oven {which would actually be a lot healthier!}. Just preheat your oven to 450 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Follow all the directions in preparing the chips as mentioned below, but instead of placing them in the deep fryer, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and brush a little melted butter on each chip {you could also spray them with the cooking spray if you want them to be a little lower in fat}. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Keep checking on them though because some ovens could brown the chips faster!



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Hot Chips with Scallions, Blue Cheese & Balsamic Glaze
Homemade potato chips make for the perfect appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes, unpeeled
  • 3-4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • salt, to taste
Instructions
Wash and clean the potatoes with cold water. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, finely sliced the potatoes into chips. Place the chips in a large bowl of ice water as you work -- this will keep them from browning. When you are ready to fry the potatoes, transfer the potatoes to a paper towel to dry them off. Pour the oil into the fryer, adding just enough to cover the chips. Add the chips to the fryer and fry for about 5 minutes. Keep your eye on them -- the potatoes are pretty thin and can brown quickly. **If you don't have a fryer, see the alternative cooking method in the above paragraph** Transfer the potato chips to a clean paper towel-lined baking sheet. Season with salt. Arrange the chips on a serving dish and top with blue cheese, balsamic glaze and scallions. Serve warm and enjoy!


Have you ever made homemade potato chips? If you are as big of a fan as I am, you will definitely have to give these a try! Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!

This post is linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Two Cup Tuesday | Weekend Potluck 

12 comments:

  1. This is right up my alley, looks amazing!

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  2. You had me at "Hot Chips" but with all that yummy goodness on them, I'm sold!! These look so good, I could eat them for my dinner!!

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  3. These sound so good! We have a local pub that serves them and they are so yummy, but I never thought of making my own, genius!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. These sound so good. I love blue cheese and balsamic together. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I love the idea of making my own potato chips for obvious reasons, you can actually control and know exactly what's going into them! I need to get a deep fryer like yours, which seems quite small, so I don't think it would take up a lot of space. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, this looks delicious, as all your recipes do! Have a very Happy Tuesday!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  6. Oooh, yum- a dressed-up + gourmet potato chip! I love this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. Yummy! I've never heard of hot chips...but now I totally want some. These look so good!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  8. I love pretty much every cheese I've tried but I just realised that I've never tried blue cheese! This looks delicious as well, I've actually been craving hot chips for ages now.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  9. Yum! These sound really good, and I love the idea of making your own potato chips! I'm a huge fan of blue cheese, so I would probably add extra blue cheese!

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  10. Stop! Omg these look so so yummy! I bet that glaze tastes amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. I've never heard of that phrase before! I'm trying to think what they call it here. They look yummy!!

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