A Consummated Love Affair: Eggs and Potato Chips

potato chip eggs

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

Because I cooked this on the fly I didn’t have all of Monica’s set ingredients, which you can check out at her site. Here’s how I handled the situation.

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.

You may also like


  • Monica Bhide August 2, 2010  

    So glad you liked it. This is such a hot fav in our house!!

  • Maids August 2, 2010  

    This reminds me of an Indonesian dish I had in Holland a while back. Very yummy, egg, chips and peanut sauce. Three things I had never thought to put together.

  • gansie August 2, 2010  

    @maids. first of all, i love that you had an indonesian dish in holland. that reminds me that i had my first sushi experience in Amsterdam.

    anyway, i could totally seeing that dish work. i’ve topped a spicy peanut noodle dish with an egg before and i bet that extra crunch from the chip would make everything better.

  • Britannia August 2, 2010  

    Any particular preference in potato chip, my favourite is Kettle, would that be too much of a crisp?

    Could be fun to experiment with different flavours, salt & vinegar anyone?

  • gansie August 2, 2010  

    hate hate hate kettle. i used lay’s plain chips for this dish. and i really dont like flavored chips, but i could see how that would be fun for others.

Leave a comment