Who doesn’t love popping open a bag of fresh kettle-cooked, salt-and-vinegar chips? Nothing beats that triple combo of salty, tangy and crunchy in the mouth. So it’s no surprise the Chairman asked Iron Chef Rob Feenie and challenger John Horne to incorporate the snacking staple into Battle Bivalves, with some salty results.
Between Horne’s salt-and-vinegar-chip infused take on the land and sea and Feenie’s perfectly crunchy salt-and-vinegar razor clams, we couldn’t help but wonder what other dishes would benefit from the magic of these perfect chips.
Mac ‘n Cheese Balls
Ketchup chips are a great Canadian flavour, and we love them on these delightful little mac ‘n cheese balls. But if you’re not a fan of ketchup flavouring on your pasta, we promise salt-and-vinegar chips are a perfectly perfect substitution.
Quick and Crunchy Potato Chip Chicken Drumsticks
Sure, this particular chip-crusted chicken recipe calls for regular old chips, but if you want to add an extra tangy touch to your plate then you could totally sub in some salt-and-vinegar chips instead. The best part? You’ll still have a half a bag leftover for snacking on later.
Ceviche and Chips
We love the bright flavours featured in ceviche, from the lemony seafood to the creamy avocado and spicy chili. But while those flavours certainly pair well with the tortilla chips recommended in this recipe, salt-and-vinegar chips add a while new layer of delicious.
Seafood Roll with Chips
We adore chip-wiches of all kinds, but there’s something inherently perfect about seafood sammies when they’re paired with crunchy, salty chips. This particular seafood roll recipe calls for barbecue chips (on the side), but we say smooshing some salty, vinegary chips into the main dish instead is a swimming idea.
How do you elevate the already perfect combo of blue cheese, buffalo chicken wing and midway hotdogs? With a healthy dose of salt-and-vinegar chips of course. This recipe calls for blue tortilla chips, but we personally love the touch of vinegar our favourite chips bring.
Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chip Topping
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm and cheesy casserole fresh out of the oven. Well, unless it’s topped with crunchy salt-and-vinegar chips that is. Try this classic comfort dish with a twist, and we pretty much guarantee you’ll never go back to regular old tuna again.