French Fridays with Dorie – Potato Chip Tortilla

I was so excited for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie because uhhh, it gave me an excuse to eat potato chips for dinner! Not just chips but my favorite plain, greasy, overly salty potato chips!

This tortilla is a take-off of the traditional which uses cubed, fresh potatoes. It’s just eggs pretty much – they’re whisked with some green onions, fresh herbs, and in this recipe, potato chips before being cooked on the stove until almost set and then finished off in the oven. Dorie says that this is best cooled to room temperature and served as finger food so that’s exactly what I did.

I really enjoyed the recipe (and so did everyone else in my house) but I didn’t think the potato chips added much overall. They got mushy and you could hardly tell they were there. I think I would rather just have scrambled eggs with a side of crispy chips! It was a fun recipe to try – and quite tasty – but I won’t be “wasting” my precious plain potato chips on it again.

As always, the members of French Fridays with Dorie won’t be sharing the recipe since we want to encourage you to check out Around My French Table but a google search might turn up a few blog posts featuring the recipe. ;)

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16 comments on this post.
  1. Cher:

    I defintely thought the chips would add a greater presence to the dish as well.
    Although, the sunny yellow color of the omelet does a much needed brightness on a cold-almost-winter day!

  2. Blog is the New Black:

    Interesting concept!

  3. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite:

    I loved this – so pretty and easy. And my sweet chili chip addition really made it pop, flavour-wise….

  4. Elaine:

    Your tortilla looks delicious. My chips didn’t get soggy, but I didn’t leave them in the egg mixture very long before putting them in the skillet, so I think that helped. am going to try this at room temperature next time.

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel:

    It looks interesting! The only time I’ve ever used chips in something is crushed on mac n cheese or eh hem… in a sandwich lol. Love it.

  6. Eileen:

    I wondered how the chips would hold up. Good to know what to expect whenever I get around to making this one.

  7. Christy:

    I was really surprised the chips didn’t add much to the dish. I felt like it needed something extra, but my taste buds might be slightly off right now. Glad your family enjoyed it! Happy Holidays!

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar:

    This is so fun! I can’t wait to try :)

  9. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts:

    What a fun idea! Too bad the chips didn’t add too much :(

  10. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen:

    Interesting. I wonder if a sprinkle of crushed chips on top at the very end would help? Hmm I might have to try this sometime. My boys would think I’m awesome to serve chips for dinner!

  11. Dessert By Candy:

    I love how this week’s recipe brought out the “chips monster” of so many of us! It did not even occur to me the chips may stay crispy but gosh wouldn’t that be fantastic??

  12. Betsy:

    I loved having something to do with leftover chips. I thought it was almost as good as the tortilla with freshly sauteed potatoes. I wonder if the potatoes add more flavor when it’s warm because I could definitely tell the potato chips were there, but I served it hot for a light (?) dinner. I’ll have to try it at room temp and compare. Happy Holidays!

  13. Frankly Entertaining:

    What I really loved about this recipe was how easy it was. I wasn’t expecting the chips to stay crispy, but now it makes me wonder what would happen with some of those extra crispy kettle chips. I may have to try that.

  14. Lola:

    I agree! It was tasty but I’d rather have chips on the side.

  15. Andrea Janssen:

    My chips didn’t get soggy, but they didn’t overwhelm the dish. I even had to little salt, although I did use salty chips. But I also like my chips normal on the side.

  16. Elin:

    you have done a great job on it and do try using the hot and spicy flavored chips for this recipe. It would taste better;) Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and family;)

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