Eggs on Potato Chips

Breakfast, Dinner

Hi! How was has your week been so far? Snow? Food?

Yesterday was a weird day.

I woke up, tried to brush my hair, gave up, went to the coffee shop, worked a whole lot. Had one cup of coffee, one vanilla latte…

then came home and had an espresso.

I was downright crazy come 3pm, which is when I decided to make this fine looking thing for lunch.

All this craziness lead to a super good idea, which is mixing potato chips and eggs. I know, sounds sort of weird, which it is. But after I tasted it, I kinda realized this taste a lot like hash browns with eggs on top. Neato!

So in essence, this dish is just a short way to make hash brown and eggs. Which is AWESOME. Because who has time to peel potatoes, soak them, blah blah blah.

AND best thing (or thang) about this dish is the spiciness due to the super important serrano peppers and ginger.

If you’re going to make this, you MUST not leave out the ginger. I’m do this a lot too.

If I’m out of something I’ll just skip an ingredient and think it won’t matter, and most of the time it probably doesn’t. But in this weirdo dish where you’re combining potato chips with eggs, ginger is really important.

Trust me, please. Thank you.

Also, forget plates. Just grab two forks and go at it.

P.S. Am I the only one that gets gigantic knots in my hair?! Trying to comb them out makes me red in my face and angry.

Eggs on Potato Chips

Recipe from Sunset Magazine

1  tablespoon  clarified butter (ghee) or a mixture of 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil and 1/2 tbsp. butter (**I used a few tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter)

1  small onion, finely chopped

1  small garlic clove, minced and then mashed into a paste with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt (**I diced it, finely)

1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded fresh ginger (**I diced it, finely)

2  or 3 fresh green arbol, Thai, or serrano chiles, finely chopped (see Notes)

1/2  cup  roughly chopped cilantro (**I didn’t have any and used Italian parsley instead)

4  large handfuls of plain potato chips from a just-opened bag (see Notes)

3 or 4  eggs

Kosher or sea salt

Heat butter in a sturdy, well-seasoned medium frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown. Stir in garlic paste, ginger, and chiles. Stir for a moment or two, then add cilantro. Crumble in chips, tossing or stirring the contents of the pan to combine them thoroughly.

Make three craters in the surface of the potato-chip mixture—they don’t need to be perfect hollows—and crack an egg into each. Pour 1 tbsp. water down the inside edge of the pan to generate some steam. Cover skillet tightly and reduce heat to low. Let eggs steam just long enough to set whites (6 to 8 minutes; gently touch one with a spoon to see if it’s done the way you’d like). Season to taste with salt and turn out onto waiting plates.

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  • Reply Robin Blankenship December 29, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Just made this! I had limited ingredients on hand so I used 2 green onions, s&p, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Being lazy I just threw a tbsp of butter in the pan to saute. Added a side of tomato and avocado and it was super tasty.

  • Reply cheryle dufresne October 22, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Are you my twin ? haha . yes many knots in my hair and Im going to try this recipe now

  • Reply Leger September 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I didnt take the time to read the other posts (so i’m not sure if someone as already said this) however, i just came back from two months abroad in Spain and this is a typical dish. They do peeled/sliced potatoes (fried in olive oil) so its is more of a combination between a french fry and a chip however it is basically the same concept. delicious.
    PS. might i recommend adding a side combination of ketchup and tabasco? that is what they served in spain and it was amazing !

  • Reply Renee January 20, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Your blog is totally my kind of food. BOOKMARKED! Great shots by the way 🙂

  • Reply katieclaireskitchen January 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    These look super dangerous!

  • Reply laura @ alittlebarefoot January 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    this dish has been haunting my dreams ever since i first saw this post. i must try it!

  • Reply What Happens After Five January 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    This sounds very strange but I find myself intrigued…think I’ll have to try it.

    http://happensafterfive.wordpress.com

  • Reply Katrina January 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This is one of the strangest, and yet most wonderful recipes I’ve seen in a while. I’m so excited about this recipe. It’s so cool!

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