A Consummated Love Affair: Eggs and Potato Chips
Without a doubt potato chips are my favorite snack food. Cheese (extremely sharp cheddar) is next and a combination of a plate of Herr’s Ripples with cheddar, spicy mustard and a pickle is my ultimate combo. With all this love, however, I’ve never incorporated chips into my cooking. (Though I always wanted to try Herr’s Potato Chip Cookie.)
This was until I saw DC food writer Monica Bhide tweet about chips in an Indian-spiced egg dish. Holy Crap! How have I never thought of combining my two favorite things to eat. Finally! My love for salty crunch and creamy egg can be together at last! And because I now work from home full time I decided to try this out last week for lunch.
Egg Over Green Chili Potato Chips
In a small cast iron pan heat up a combination of oil and butter and add a small diced onion. Stir in something hot. I used a spicy green chilli paste that BS brought me back from Mauritius. Add in chopped parsley and then a handful or two of crushed potato chips. Stir everything together and then sweep away the chip mixture to create a small hole. Add a tiny bit more butter into the hole and then carefully crack the egg. Sprinkle with water to create steam and cover with tin foil. After a few minutes, when the whites are set a slight film has formed over the yolk, remover the chips and egg from the pan and top with salt and pepper.