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July 18, 2012

Potato Chip Brownies

I did something that horrified the French.  I did something that Americans do best.  I mixed something salty with something sweet.  The French love brownies and they love chips.  But would they ever imagine mixing the two together to discover a crunchy dessert? Non.  While certain parts of France preach the word of salted butter, this is as far as a salty dessert will ever go.  To mix something that should be eaten before dinner with something that should be eaten after is sacrilegious in their eyes.  And I did it…only to receive very mixed reviews.  My American public found this to be the crack-cocaine of the dessert world, while my French public couldn’t stand the sight of it alone and were hesitant to try it.  I did have some converts, however.   That being said, without the chips, this makes for a very melty and chewy brownie that I would absolutely remake with or without the chips!

Potato Chip Brownies

Makes two 8 x 8 in molds which serves a lot of French people or less Americans.

(Adapted from A Beautiful Mess)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups crushed potato chips

Now what?

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Melt butter, 8 ounces of chocolate and sugar in a small pot on medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.  Add vanilla and eggs to the flour mixture.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and pour into two separate molds (approximately 8 x 8 inches should suffice.)
  5. Top with crushed potato chips.
  6. Bake at 350 f in the oven for 28-32 minutes.
  7. Once a knife comes out clean, drizzle the remaining chocolate on top of the brownies to set the chips in place.
  8. Serve the same day for the best crunch to your chips.
  9. Avoid inquisitive looks from your French counterparts.

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