Potato Chip Tortilla

I’ve seen several Doristas feature recipes from “Around My French Table” even though the recipe isn’t on the ffwD lineup. Today, I’m going to do the same!

I’ve flipped through the cookbook, and one interesting recipe is this potato chip tortilla. Easier than the original Basque potato tortilla (of which I made a mushroom version here), this version uses crushed potato chips, which would probably horrify a Frenchman! This recipe is a lot smaller than the original, incorporates only four eggs, and is easily demolished by two people!

However, the taste is delicious. The potato flavor is salty and mealy with a hint of crispness around the edges. I gave the mixture a generous pinch of cayenne, and it worked very well against the potato. Although my sister and I ate this in slices, I can easily see serving the tortilla in smaller pieces for hors d’œuvres as Dorie suggests. Maybe topped with some sour cream and fresh herbs? Now that I think about it, I’m wondering if using sour cream and chive potato chips would help enhance the flavor. I’ll definitely have to try that sometime!

This recipe can be found on page 141 of Around My French Table.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. erica@fashionmeetsfood
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 16:31:55

    Wow! This looks out of this world! I am definitely making this ASAP!!!

    xo

  2. Ker-Yng
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 16:35:16

    This does look yummy!

  3. Parsley Sage
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 16:42:36

    Is there garlic is that?! If not, there should be🙂 Looks fantastic!

  4. Three-Cookies
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 17:10:52

    A very un-French dish but tasty! I think even the French would love it:)

  5. Mary
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 19:06:52

    You know, this sounds really good. I think I might enjoy it. Your photos make it look really appealing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  6. cca
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 19:48:03

    wow! that thing looks huge… and delish!

  7. Katie
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 20:17:07

    Ok. I seriously need to get Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook. I’ve been seeing her recipes everywhere and they look amazing!

  8. chunklet's mom
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 20:52:01

    this looks so delicious!

  9. Laural (bhealthier)
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 21:05:04

    oo this looks like a frittata! I don’t see the potato chips though I’m sure they are in there!? Hope you had a lovely weekend

  10. Elaine
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 06:41:43

    This looks so tasty! How interesting that it is made with potato chips.

  11. Ronda
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 07:58:37

    I am going to have to try it!

  12. Adriana
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 08:09:43

    This looks fantastic! I am always looking for quick recipes to make on weekdays. It’s a full meal with a cup of soup or a salad!

  13. Nazarina
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:34:08

    Love your little spin of the crushed potato chips! Could easily be demolished by me! I just got this book as a gift!

  14. torviewtoronto
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:35:19

    looks wonderfully healthy

  15. Jessica
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 19:53:01

    Using potato chips in a simple gourmet dish? Excellent.

  16. kitchenarian
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 20:42:04

    I can’t wait to make this!

  17. Kankana
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 00:57:11

    Looks to me a very nice recipe . Will try it for sure🙂

  18. Anita Menon
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 00:58:29

    I have ordered my copy of Around my French Table, after I read this post. The Tortilla looks delish.

  19. Cakelaw
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 01:30:06

    This looks sooooo good – the ultimate comfort food.

  20. Louise
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 07:30:08

    How cool is this dish, potato chip tortillas! Now you got me to thinking about the endless possibilities!

    I’m so saving this link for National Potato Chip Day next March 14!

    Thanks for sharing…

  21. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 09:29:36

    Is it wrong that I want to layer it with a tomato sauce, looks amazing!

  22. Cher
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 11:39:07

    Hmmmm. Looks interesting.
    Those potato chips seems to be popping up everywhere! I just made a compost cookie recipe with crushed potato chips & pretzels. Talk about satisfying the salty/ sweet combo craving🙂

  23. Jay
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 13:01:13

    lovely n tempting..love your presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

  24. sonia
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 14:37:58

    This is a cute potato chip tortillas, I have never tried it but wud love to give it a shot !

  25. Monica (MsHobby)
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 20:39:01

    I was eyeing this one when we made the basque tortilla, good to know it was a win for you. I love that it has less eggs than the basque!

  26. Serene
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 00:52:21

    Weird. I love weird food.🙂

  27. Dimah
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 03:06:47

    Looks tempting and delicious!

  28. Liz
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 06:15:09

    Gosh, I never would have thought to add potato chips to a tortilla…but Dorie sure knows her stuff! Looks wonderful!

  29. Betsy
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 20:09:48

    Hmmm… Even though it’s on the page before that Basque Tortilla, I never noticed this recipe. You make it look great, and easy! I’m gong to have to try this.

  30. Ryan
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 20:21:08

    This sounds so yummy especially with the potato chips! Perfect for a weekend brunch or breakfast! I need to try this. Great idea!!

  31. mangocheeks
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 13:47:58

    Looks like real comfort grub.

  32. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 20:45:15

    How did I miss this in my book? It looks like such a fun, yummy dish! Potato chips are my weakness. I heart them so much, I have to keep them out of the house and only eat them when I go out for a sandwich. Maybe I’ll have to break my rule just once to make this!

  33. Christina
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 21:25:38

    Potato chips make everything better!

  34. Miri Leigh
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 23:34:47

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Comfy Cook
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 21:42:05

    Time to pull out my Dorie book and make this. We were wondering what to snack on tonight and this looks perfect. Good job.

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