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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Potato Chip Tortilla - French Fridays with Dorie


Would I make this again? If I had to make dinner, and if all I had was a bag of potato chips, some eggs, herbs and spices, I probably would. Otherwise, I'll just call this an interesting experiment, but not one I'd care to repeat.

I was game for the experiment, but I did have a few questions, like "Is this really French?" And "What's wrong with real potatoes?" Dorie says she found the recipe in a French food magazine, so I guess it is more or less French. I never found the answer to the second question.


I have to say that crunching potato chips is easier than slicing potatoes (and I guess that's the answer to the unanswered question).


Here's another question. Why are basil leaves bigger in the winter than in the summer? These were gigantic.


There were a lot of greens in with the eggs, so I did have hopes that the greasy potato chips wouldn't be overwhelming. (And, by the way, I have nothing against grease. I like a fat-dripping hamburger as much as the next person. And doughnuts. And bacon).


I had no piment d'Espelette, so I substituted the suggested cayenne pepper, as well as some smoked paprika, just because I like it. I used a light hand with the spices, but the final product wouldn't have suffered from a heavier one.


I believe this is the first time I've ever cooked potato chips. It looks odd, doesn't it? I was hoping that the potato chips would miraculously turn into potatoes. But the tortilla tasted like a potato chip omelet. Not horrible. (Probably better than a Cheetos omelet would taste). But not great. I'm curious to see how the other bloggers reacted, and if I'm the only chip naysayer. But I'm excited for the cauliflower!

5 comments:

  1. Looks very tasty, sorry you were not too impressed. I thought the recipe
    a little weird, but it turned out well. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  2. Your photos are great! I had the same reaction too, not great, but not horrible. Excited for the cauliflower also! Happy Holidays!

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  3. I agree with the reaction :-) It was a like, but not necessarily a love.
    It felt a little bit like a Top Chef quickfire challenge - like the ones where they go to the convenient store & have to create a dish.

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  4. I love chips and this recipe. Because of the busy days yet to come, I made the cauliflower already. It tastes great. My sister in law, who was eating with us, went for à second time (and she never does that).

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  5. I liked it. Maybe I really liked how easy it was. It was a good way to use up leftover chips, which seem to gather at my house as we aren't huge chip eaters. Interesting anyway. Have a great week.

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