Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce

Let’s face it, hot fresh potato chips are addictive.  Hot potato chips seasoned with salt, served with a warm blue cheese dipping sauce, and made with a quality blue cheese like Maytag (Yes, these are the folks that make your home appliances, too.)  Lord help me, because I can’t stop myself.

If you are really in a pinch you can take a really good quality potato chip and heat them in your oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes…It’s the sauce that steals the show, but I am partial to a fresh made potato chips.

Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce
Serves 8
Recipe from Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain

Blue Cheese Sauce

2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
Pinch of Cayenne
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled, plus 1/4 cup for garnish
Potato Chips

4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/8-inch thick on a mandoline
2 quarts peanut or canola oil
Kosher Salt
1.  Pour the milk into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
2.  melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft.  Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly whisk in the warm milk and continue whisking until thickened, about 2 minutes.  Season with the salt and cayenne.  Remove from the heat and stir in the blue cheese.  If the sauce is to thick, thin with a little extra milk.
3.  Place the potato slices on a baking sheet between layers of paper towels to make sure they are very dry before frying.
4.  Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. on a deep-fat thermometer.  Fry the potatoes in small batches until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 2 minutes.  remove with a slotted spoon and place on a brown paper bag or another baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.  Immediately season with salt.
5.  Pour the sauce into a bowl and top with the remaining 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese and the chopped chives.  Place the bowl in the center of large platter and arrange the potato chips around the bowl.

44 thoughts on “Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce

  1. There used to be a restaurant down in Tellico Plains that we really liked and they sided their sandwiches with homemade chips with bleu cheese crunbles. I loved them and I'm sure I'd like this even more.


  2. I feel the crunch party going on in my mouth right now! How yummy. It reminds me there are two BF books on my shelf. I should take them out. Thanks Velva!


  3. this looks like the perfect snack for football sunday! p.s. your comments on my blog always make my day! thanks girl 😉 it is a new year and i'm trying to blog on a more regular basis!


  4. Mmmm, I've never made home-made potato chips, but I have no doubt in my carb-lovin' brain that these would be super wonderful! I always pick up a stash of Maytag blue cheese when I go back to Iowa every summer to visit my parents. It's made about 40 miles away and super fresh! From what I've read, even Elizabeth Taylor had it shipped to her. Good stuff . . . and better with those chips!


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