Again when folks used to do issues, I used to be keen on an app that may counsel recipes based mostly on the elements you occurred to have available. It was the form of factor that sparked my culinary creativity at any time when I discovered myself alone in the kitchen with, say, half a cauliflower head and an apple that had seen higher days.
Now, I am just about like, “Yeah, it is half a cauliflower head and an apple with brown spots, and I assume that is what’s for dinner all people.” However there are nonetheless days once I think about there could be a extra elevated format for no matter is lurking in my cupboards. Days once I wish to really feel a little bit fancy — with out, in fact, truly making an effort.
“Salty” is correct up there with “burned” among the many most blessed of flavors, whether or not the dish in query is savory or candy. Chocolate-covered pretzels will all the time be my dying row final meal request. And, oh my God, have you ever explored miso as an ice cream topping?
A number of years in the past, I found a Martha Stewart recipe for potato chip cookies. These cookies evoke the crumbly, beautiful pleasure of Mexican wedding cookies — however with potato chips as a bonus — and I have been fortunately baking them ever since. After I went trying to broaden my potato-chips-for-dessert repertoire, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than I hit on a dessert that casts my favorite thing on this planet — Nutella — within the starring function. BINGO.
Including oats to the potato chip crust provides this tart’s base a homespun, cookie-like taste, and the decadent Nutella cream filling solely tastes prefer it ought to be sophisticated. The chocolate ganache takes all of it to the subsequent degree, however actually, in case you’re drained, you possibly can skip it. With just some elements seemingly lurking in your pantry, you can also make one thing that appears just like the form of particular dessert you’d get at a cool restaurant however tastes like potato chips and Nutella. And is not that what you’d actually wish to eat, anyway?
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For the crust
- 5 oz. of potato chips (about one medium bag)
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats (not immediate)
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 6 tablespoons of butter, melted
For the filling
- 1 8-oz. block of cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of Nutella
For the ganache
- 1/2 cup of darkish chocolate or chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- Crush the potato chips, oats and sugar in a meals processor — when you’ve got one — or add to a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. Do not crush too finely (texture is good).
- Add melted butter to the crumbs, and mix till sandy.
- Press the combination right into a tart or pie pan, gently smoothing alongside the underside and sides.
- Stick within the freezer for half-hour when you wash your dishes and make the filling.
- Whip the cream, cream cheese and Nutella collectively till nicely blended and fluffy. Put aside.
- In a microwave secure bowl, warmth the cream and chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring totally every time till totally blended. (It ought to solely take a couple of minute.)
- Take away the crust from the freezer, and pour the filling into it. Gently pour the ganache on high, dragging a knife by means of the highest to create a design (in case you like). High with additional potato chips (if you wish to get fancy).
- Chill not less than an hour, however you may be forgiven if you cannot wait.