The Awesomeness of Potato Chip Brownies
Potato chip brownies? Well, what the heck? Here's a recipe you can try, so go for it!
There's a certain alluring cachet to the mix of the sweet and salty, and that's probably why someone, somewhere, just had to experiment with potato chip brownies. After all, if salty bacon tastes good with chocolate, why not a hefty dose of the crunchy goodness that is the deep-fried potato crisp?
Clearly this recipe is not for the faint of heart or the hardened of the arteries, which is why we've included it here. What can be more extreme, after all, than healthy (even dangerous!) culinary experimentation?
Word of the Day: Crunchewy
To paraphrase our pal Lewis Carroll, "It is time," the X-Choc said, "to talk of many facts. Of bubble choc and cabbage cakes, and theobromine snacks." Well, that might not be immortal verse, but you get the idea. Let's add this new thing, the potato chip brownie, to the roster, shall we?
One word: crunchewy. While this may not be Standard English, it effectively describes the texture you'll enjoy when you bite into the tasty offspring of the brownie and the potato chip. Why Lay's hasn't latched onto this idea yet we don't know, but it's probably only a matter of time.
Are you Extreme, or not?
If the idea of a potato chip brownie -- with its salty tang mixed into the sweet bite of chocolate -- has you wincing, then it might be time to pull up stakes and head over to Disney.com. If that solution seems, ahem, a little extreme, well then, pull yourself together. This name of this site isn't Namby-Pamby Chocolate, after all!
If you want tame, you'll have to go to the petting zoo. If you're willing to experiment with oddly dissimilar flavors, pat yourself on the back and read on. We've got your recipe ready and waiting.
The recipe itself
Welcome, brave adventurer, to the Land of the Potato Chip Brownie. Just follow the instructions, and you'll end up with something totally scrumptious.
1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of butter
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3/4 cup of crushed potato chips
Set yon oven to 350 degrees. While it's preheating, beat the eggs briskly, then gradually add the sugar, continuing to beat the mixture until it's all nicely combined. In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the salt and baking powder. Then carefully melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and mix in the butter until it, too, melts.
Once the chocolate mix is ready, fold it into the egg mix, add the vanilla, and blend it all thoroughly. Then add the flour mix to the egg and chocolate mix, and blend it well.
Finally, carefully mix the potato chip crumbs into the whole mess. Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan, pour in the batter, and bake it for 30-35 minutes. You'll end up with 12 delectable crunchewy brownies.
And hey, that's not all you can do to prove your choco-extremity to the world: for extra chewy goodness, you can go to the extreme of making each and every one of your brownies the edge-type. If you want to make a batch of all-edge potato chip brownies, cook them in the pan we discuss right here.