Foodiva's Kitchen: French Fridays with Dorie - Potato Chip Tortilla

Friday, December 16, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie - Potato Chip Tortilla


A simple and fun recipe this week, we got to make Potato Chip Tortilla for French Fridays with Dorie. Just as the name clearly states, we had to use potato chips, the very kind that comes out of a bag! I don't know about you, but that to me was thrilling not because of the processed chips but because of the unexpected element and creativity of whoever first thought up the recipe. 


All we had to do was open up a bag of chips, crush them with our fingers (yummy!) and stir them into an egg mixture before frying it into a tortilla. Or rather, a loaded omelette tortilla. I bought myself a bag of crinkle-cut potato chips flavored with Sweet Thai Chilli... seriously delicious on its own but even better in this tortilla. Yes, trust me.


Dorie suggested several herbs such as basil, parsley or cilantro be included in the egg mixture, but I only had fresh purple basil, oregano and spring onions from my garden so I simply used those. And a mild red chilli pepper that I deseeded completely was also added to offer a burst of color to the tortilla. This makes a quick and easy appetizer and is a definite feature in our upcoming dinner parties. The other great thing about this recipe is that you can use more than one type of flavored potato chips (salt and vinegar, mesquite BBQ, hot and spicy, sour cream and chives, etc) which allows you to set up several tortilla stations in your buffet according to the different flavors. Or even have a mix of them in one big serving platter. The boring hostess you certainly will not be!


Our cooking group does not publish any of Dorie's recipes but if you're keen on joining our weekly cook-along, you can get yourself a copy of Around My French Table here. For other versions of this potato chip tortilla, please check out the group's attempts here.

I'll have something beautiful, something festive for you on Monday so watch out for that. You'll want to make it even if you don't celebrate Christmas. Well I did, and gave these away to friends! :)

In the meantime, I wish everyone a brilliant weekend!

34 comments:

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Hey - snap - we used sweet chips chips too - so so so good in this!!

oneexpatslife said...

Your tortilla looks so pretty! Mine proved to be a little less photogenic, but tasty anyway. Happy to hear that you liked it.

Jay said...

the flavors are just amazing..:)
Tasty Appetite

Parsley Sage said...

I'm totally digging the potato chips! We need more recipes that use them :) Your tortilla sounds delicious, I totally have garden evny!

Cher said...

Somehow, you managed to bring this one to life & make it look pretty.

Bravo!

sanyaliving.com said...

I knew you would be able to make this dish look exciting! Love your creativity and your zest for life that leaps out of all your pics!

Tina said...

This is a wondrous chippy appetizer no doubt and it has the Maya touch, which makes it all the better-yum! You did a great job on the presentation. Also the flavor choice in the chips was brilliant, I have never seen those but now I want them.

Elaine said...

That first photo is absolutely beautiful. So colorful and cheerful! I'm glad you enjoyed this. I also used flavor chips and from reading some of the other posts it sounds like that is the best way to go with this recipe.

Ei said...

Pretty! I'm intrigued by those thai chili chips of yours. We don't get those in Texas. haha

SoupAddict said...

Very pretty - definitely party worthy!

Loveforfood said...

I always drool over your food pics

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

So creative!! potato chips tortillas wow! My mouths definitely watering hehe

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

hey Maya! i really love this post:) it is very creative and sounds amazing. thank you for sharing this my friend and have a great weekend.

Christy said...

Great photos! I love the sweet chili idea. It looks like a very festive holiday dish. I've not seen the brand of chips you used in Palm Springs area so I'll have to see if our market will special order in to try this again.

Kiri W. said...

This is definitely a new one to me! Looks very intriguing :)

Jamie said...

I wish I thought of using flavored potato chips! How smart!

Next time I'll definitely try that!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Yours is so pretty! I wish I'd thought to use flavored chips! I bet it was fantastic!

Lacy said...

Looks delicious!! I was just saying to Lizzy (@ That Skinny Chick Can Bake) that I'd have ended up with a pan full of potato chips. Can't get enough. Your tortilla sounds delicious w/ the Sweet Thai Chilli Chips, yummy!

DessertByCandy said...

Oh I love checking out snack aisle from other countries! Sweet Thai Chilli sounds absolutely fantastic and that purple basil seems divine. Totally goes with the Thai flavour profile.

lola said...

Your tortilla looks great! Wish I'd tried it with flavored chips.

dulceshome.com said...

Wow, that looks amazing! WAAAAY better, in fact. Of course, anything with those flavors, but I can see it all working perfectly.

What a creative take on this!!!

Gloria said...

look amazing:)

Betsy said...

I wonder if I can find thai chili chips over here. They sound great! Ane with a fresh chili sounds doubly delicious. Nice tortilla, Maya!

Ann said...

This looks so delicious and PRETTY! Very nicely done - I have the cookbook and I can't wait to look it up!

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks wonderful.

Lizzy said...

Just beautiful, Maya!!!! Your food styling is top notch as always! I think you're right about adding the spicy chips!

Elin said...

Maya...great minds think alike. I almost picked the thai chilli flavored one but opted for the hot and spicy. Great to use the flavored ones for this recipe;) yours looks mouth-watering and the red chilli was a wise choice to add to the potato chip tortilla;)

4pure said...

Wow, your tortilla looks so colourful. I did opt for the SALT chips, but I Will try another flavoured soon to.

Sandra said...

Just beautiful!!!! Very Well done!!!

Quay Po Cooks said...

You made this dish look like a piece of art:D

easyfoodsmith said...

A very creative dish and so beautifully presented.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

Love the idea of getting to use potato chips (guilty pleasure). Yours is gorgeous!

Spicie Foodie said...

Okay I have to admit that my mouth is watering like crazy! I love this weird but yummy idea. I would have also used a chili flavored chip :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ha! Adding chips - I think I'll love this. Deep fried flavor and adding some crunchy texture... very creative. And your photography... amazing. You just know how to use colors to make it so appealing, and your photo always makes great statement!

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