January 11, 2012

Wednesday's Chow - Potato Chip Bake

This week's guest, Katherine Grey shares a family favorite for Wednesday's Chow.  Check out Katherine's Monday blog, Anti-New Year's Resolutions, too.

Potato Chip Bake

1 cup of water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or cooking spray
1 white onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 green pepper, diced
*1 pound bacon, sausage, or ham (If using bacon or ham, dice it. If using sausage, crumble it.)
12 large eggs
1 8.5 ounce bag of kettle cooked potato chips (I use Lay’s brand.)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil or use cooking spray in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, and your choice of meat from above, season with salt and pepper. Cook until onions and green pepper are soft and meat is done, stirring occasionally.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and 1 cup of water together. Lightly crush the potato chips into the egg mixture and let stand, stirring occasionally until the chips are soft, about 10 minutes.

Prepare a 12 x 9 x 2 pan with cooking spray or 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Combine egg and chip mixture with the meat mixture and pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until eggs are firm and top is golden and slightly crisp.  Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 servings

*If using bacon, precook the bacon a bit before adding the onion and green pepper.
**I’ve also added sliced or quartered baby cremini or button mushrooms.

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Laurie said...

Sounds really yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

Hi Laurie. It's very yummy. I can't take credit for the recipe though. It's one of my mother's. :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I've never heard of using potato chips as an ingredient rather than just a topping. Thanks for sharing! :)

Katherine said...

You're welcome, Lisanne. I'm not sure how my mom came up with the recipe when she made it the first time years ago but it's become a favorite requested dish at family gatherings.

marybelle said...

I've never cooked with potato chips.


Becky said...

This sounds really good. I never heard of using potato chips as one of the ingredients. I will have to find time to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

Hi Marybelle,
I have to admit this is the only thing I make that has potato chips as an ingredient. Thanks for stopping by. :o)

Katherine said...

Hi Becky,
You're welcome. I hope your family likes it as much as mine does. Thanks for stopping in. :o)