****As I type this we are watching the weather closely to see how Hurricane Irene is going to affect the Raleigh area. I hope everyone stays safe this weekend and that this thing drifts back out to sea (although that probably will not happen.) If you are in the line of this storm, please be safe and listen to what the authorities are advising. Like our governor said, we can rebuild houses but we can’t bring back a life.****
This is a great easy weeknight side dish and I really liked it for a couple of reasons. I got to use up some potato chips that were sitting in the bottom of a bag. The potatoes also cook right in the dish so no need to boil them ahead of time (score!) The other fun thing about this recipe is that you can change the flavor of the recipe slightly depending on what types of chips you have available. We happened to have some sour cream and onion chips (my personal favorite right next to the Utz Crab chips…) We really don’t eat chips very often but when we do the bag seems to go quick!
This is another Taste of Home Simple and Delicious recipe and definitely a hit in this house!
Potato Chip Potatoes
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4 cup crushed potato chips, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, 1/2 cup of potato chips,onion, butter, salt and pepper; toss to combine.
Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining potato chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.