We have come to expect the traditional bowl of chips at a party. But let’s face it: that can get boring. You do not need to completely abandon the salty, crunchy deliciousness of potato chips, but you can make them a lot more interesting! My Salt & Pepper Potato Chips with Blue Cheese from my second cookbook, Table for Two, will immediately amp up the flavor factor at your next get-together and leave your guests wanting more! I love the addition of Stilton and the fresh zing of the lemon zest in this easy and elegant dish. For a party of two, this pairs perfectly with a glass of very dry champagne or bold red wine. Cheers!
INGREDIENTS (serves 2, expand recipe as needed)
Salt & Pepper Potato Chips – 4 ounces, store-bought
Stilton Blue Cheese – 2 ounces, crumbled
Chives – 2 tablespoons, fresh, finely chopped
Lemon Zest – 1½ teaspoons
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In an 8-inch cast iron skillet, or other oven-proof serving dish, add half of the potato chips. Then evenly scatter over the chips 1 ounce of blue cheese, 1 tablespoon of chives, and ¾ teaspoon of lemon zest.
Add another layer of potato chips and the remaining blue cheese.
Place in the oven for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with the remaining chives and lemon zest. Serve hot.
Any brand of Salt & Pepper potato chips will work for this recipe. Using a cast iron skillet allows this dish to go from oven to table, just remember to use a trivet to protect your tabletop.