i decided that i wanted to make sour cream and onion potato chips. not just that i want to thin slice potatoes and either bake them or fry them. i wanted to make LAY'S SOUR CREAM AND ONION POTATO CHIPS.
"lay's sour cream and onion" mashed potatoes
2 irish baking potatoes
6 cloves garlic
2 tbsp fresh chopped chives
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
what you'll do:
peel your potatoes. i know there's this trick that everyone has seen online where you boil the potato, put it in ice cold water for five minutes, and then twist the peel right off. but i peel first, because i boil cubes.
throw them into a large pot full of chicken stock with your garlic cloves and bring to a boil. boil gently for 10-15 minutes — until a cube falls off a fork when stuck.
strain, reserving your stock for future use. mash the potatoes and garlic together. add the sour cream, chives and onion powder with some salt and pepper.
i promise it tastes like a freaking potato chip.
so, the idea was to bake thin layers of mashed potatoes on parchment paper.
i kept thinking about those little pancakes that come with caviar. and how a lot of people like their caviar with sour cream.
so, i walked around new york for about an hour in search of a can of caviar that i could afford but should also taste good. west village market: go.
rachel's not so pretty potato pancakes for caviar consumption
leftover lay's sour cream and onion mashed potatoes
leftover creamy lemon chive dressing
grated cheese (i used my leftover fontina)
no, they're not pretty. but they're seriously good and indulgent.
i'm pretty proud of my fail that led to a win.
*all shitty photos taken with my iphone. you'll be glad to know that i've since upgraded to the 5. so you can look forward to blazing purple hotspots in future episodes.