Saturday, February 6, 2016

Beer and Honey Potato Chips with Onion Dip


I know you want these. You may not need these. But Super Bowl is calling and food always keeps people quiet. Just stuffing these in someone's pie hole should do the trick to that guy screaming, "I feel it. This is the turning point of the game!!". Or "Offsides" or "I called it" or "Touchdown" or "Kill em" or whatever...well I just say, "Pass the chips please." Followed by, "Pass the dip, please." I know I've told you before that my favorite vice-well, besides cookies and chocolate and not necessarily in that order, is potato chips. I find them particularly good when eaten with the chocolate or dipped in chocolate. I know you've seen recipes for those. But those are so raving dangerous that in this house, we best not go there.

I just choose to go here. This is the potato chip hack for the potato chip hackers of the world. I know who you are. I choose to toss my kettle salted potato chips with more butter. And other stuff. And bake them some more until they are extra crisp. Extra sensory. Extra savory. Extra everything. Because these potato chips so beat a touchdown.

I admit it. I don't watch the game for the FOOTBALL. I watch the game for the commercials and maybe the halftime act. Who is the halftime act this year? I remember Bruce and Michael and yes, that shows how old I am. Oh yeah. And I watch the game for the food. Lest we forget. It is all about the food. Pass those sliders. Pass those weenies. And pass that dip-no double dipping- pronto! Give me a slice of pizza, two of those cute decorated cookies, and more salsa, if you will.


Oh, it's 4th down. I  never get those downs sorted out! How can it be 4th down when it was already 4th down? Why isn't it 5th down? Way too confusing, so I'll just eat. Super Bowl is the perfect time to forget all those new year's resolutions!

And finally...I love to see the jumpers. You know the folks who get so excited they jump out of their seat-arms pumping-mouths going-beer spilling? Yeah, I so want those folks in my house watching my new big screen TV. (Like I have one.) I so want that dip flying, those chips crunching, the cheese sliding off that pizza slice and some bean dip on the floor and someone thinks the dog did it...I so want...well. I so want that dip. Those chips. Pass 'em over. Touchdown? You got that right!

Onion Dip - If you want to take a trip way back to Tim Tebow land, and the world of great food photography, just click here. If not, I will save you the trouble and publish this great recipe again. Keep in mind that I did not make these beer and honey chips to go with onion dip. I made these great buttery, garlic parmesan chips to go with this dip.  I also have a French Onion Chip recipe, but you will just have to stick around for that.  I would probably serve the beer and honey chips with a blue cheese dip, but I'm not that organized. And after all, in my world, it just isn't Super Bowl if you don't have onion dip. Dip or chip? Gets confusing, huh? So subscribe if you want!


Beer and Honey Potato Chips - Easily Made and Easily Eaten
Serves? Good question. It depends on how many are blocking the bowl.
Time to Make: About 15 minutes to make and 20 minutes to bake
Ingredients:
1 14 oz bag of Salted Kettle Chips (I use Boulder Sea Salt, but any kettle fried chip should work)
1 bottle of your favorite beer (if it is a bitter beer, then your chips will taste like that, so I recommend a mild tasting beer-but that is up to you)
1 stick butter
2 T honey
3/4 t salt
Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 with rack in the lowest position. Pour beer into a pot. Let it simmer until it is reduced to 1/4 of a cup. This doesn't take long. Now add your butter and honey and stir until it is melted. Stir in salt. Now cut open the bag of chips. Pour this over the top. Close top while you shake gently to distribute the butter mixture. Pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet in a sort of single layer. Toss well, to make sure butter is distributed. Bake on the lowest rack for 20 minutes total, tossing at the 10 minute point. I love the extra crisp brown ones, but not everyone in my family agrees. These keep well in a sealed zip lock bag-that is if you have any to keep!

The Best - No Kidding - Onion Dip
Serves 8-10
Time To Make - About 15 Minutes
Ingredients:
8 oz cream cheese - light or not
1/3 c sour cream - light or not
4 green onions chopped
1/4 of a large onion
1 good dash of Worcestershire sauce (Gives some zing!)
1 good squeeze anchovy paste (This doesn't make it taste like anchovies. It just gives it some salt.)
1/4 of a large onion chopped finely
Directions:
Place all ingredients except the chopped onion into a food processor. Process until is combined and creamy. Check for seasoning. You may want to add more Worcestershire or anchovy paste at this point, but that is up to you! Stir in chopped onion and if you want this creamier, you could even add 1-2 T of mayo. Chill in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors come together. But that is up to you! Just remember to share!

More To Try:
Buttery Garlic Parmesan Potato Chips
Saigon Crunch Chex Mix
Candied Bacon with Red Pepper Jelly on a Chip
Hatch Chile Peppadew Cheese

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