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Happy Friday! I made you a dip to celebrate. A beautiful bowl of creamy caramelized onions with homemade crispy potato chips.
Admittedly, this recipe is mostly for BL. I wasn’t even planning on sharing it here, but after having it requested from both my mom and sisters, I figured there were others out there who would also enjoy it. Salty snack lovers, this one is for you.
Please tell me you’ve picked up Trader Joe’s caramelized onion dip before. It’s one of our favorite finds, though I try not to buy it that often. I know that if I put a container of that in my cart, I’ll have to grab a bag of wavy potato chips to go along with. And, as that bag contains far more chips to dip ratio, one container of caramelized onion dip quickly becomes two. It’s a vicious, yet delicious, cycle.
The ironic thing is that I don’t even like onion dip. I’m slightly grossed out by most dips made with sour cream and/or mayo and onions have quickly become one of my most-hated foods this entire pregnancy. So, you’ve got me on why I stood over the sink a few weeks ago, happily shoveling loaded potato chip after loaded potato chip into my mouth. (And friends, if that’s not selling this recipe then I don’t know what will.)
It all started with my craving for homemade potato chips. I may not be loving onions (or sadly, mushrooms) while pregnant but I cannot get enough potatoes. Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato chips, french fry potatoes; all forms are my favorite.
I’ve been practically living off this potato nacho bowl and ate my body weight in potato salad last week. Packed with vitamin C, potassium, B6 and fiber, it’s a food I feel good about enjoying while also giving to baby.
So, I was craving potato chips but wanted to create a homemade, slightly less-fat version. I turned to my favorite potatoes, creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company. Ever since I discovered them a little over a year ago, I’ve been singing their praises. These potatoes are so incredibly creamy, they work in just about any potato recipe. They are also perfectly bite-sized, perfect for quick side dishes and easy prep-work.
Their petite size works well in creating homemade chips, especially when paired with creamy onion dip. Small coins create the perfect chip:dip combo and don’t easily burn in the oven like other potato varieties.
Since they are almost uniform in size, when one chip is done, it’s a good bet that the rest of the chips are done as well. I dislike homemade potato chip recipes where I have to watch the pan like a hawk, picking off smaller chips as they are done while returning the pan back to the oven every minute until the large pieces catch up.
To create perfect slices, I’m relying on a mandoline but a sharp knife will work as well. Once the potatoes are sliced, pat them dry with a tea towel, then toss with oil. Yes, we still have to use oil on these to make them crispy but I assure you that 2 tablespoons for 1.5 pounds of potatoes is still far less than any fried version.
Enjoy them right from the oven. Crispy potato chips with cool onion dip is one of summer’s greatest pleasures.
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