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The Best (and easiest!) Blue Cheese Potato Chips

Easy and delicious Blue Cheese potato chips

You are going to hate me for telling you about these.  I know, because once you have a taste of these blue cheese potato chips, you will be addicted. Truly. We always order them as an appetizer at Daphne Lodge near Lake Blackshear, Georgia, and our family fights over who gets the most when they place them on our table.

The last time we were there, I really studied them and decided they would not be difficult to make at home, and they will make a great appetizer for a party (or just a snack anytime you crave them – and you will crave them. 🙂 )

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Small grape tomatoes (I used a package of heirlooms just to give the dish some color variation)
2 green onions
Marie’s Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (do not use another brand unless it is home-made!)
4 medium to large potatoes
Blue Cheese crumbles
vegetable oil

Blue cheese chips ingredients

Slice your potatoes really thin.  (Remember you are making potato chips.)  Chop the green onions, and cut up the grape tomatoes.  (I believe Daphne’s version has a lot more chopped green onions than I used.)

blue cheese potato chips chopped ingredientsFry the potatoes in the vegetable oil over medium to high heat until crisp.

blue cheese chips fryingWhen brown, remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon, and allow them to drain on paper towels.  Salt and pepper them immediately. (I know it is tempting to eat them at this point, but don’t.  They are about to get even better! 🙂 )

blue cheese chips friedPreheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now comes the fun part. Cover an oven-safe plate with a layer of chips.  Drizzle some of the blue cheese dressing over them.  Sprinkle some of the blue cheese crumbles on top of that.  I am not giving you exact measurements because it all depends on how much a fan of blue cheese you are.  I say the more the better.  Our daughter says not so much (but she does love these chips.)  Then sprinkle about half of the green onions and half of the tomatoes on top.  Salt and pepper this layer (for the tomato’s sake.)

blue cheese chips layer 1Then do it all over again with another layer.

blue cheese chips layer 2Put the plate in the oven for 10 minutes.  Carefully remove it after 10 minutes and dig in!  When they serve it at Daphne Lodge, they take the hot plate and put it on top of another plate (and warn you not to burn your hands on it when you fight over the chips. 🙂 )

The best Blue Cheese Potato Chips recipe

This dish is technically an appetizer, but it also works very well as a side dish for chicken or a steak hot off the grill.  Just add a few ears of hot buttered corn on the cob, and it doesn’t get any better!  Well…maybe better with one change.  When the summer tomatoes become available, I will chop them to use in place of the small grape tomatoes. (You just can’t beat the flavor of a fresh-from-the-garden summer tomato!) With warm summer evenings about to be upon us, I believe these chips are going to be a frequent dish on our table.

Enjoy!

Until next time…
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Pamela - May 31, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Oooh! These look delicious! I was reading the recipe out to my husband. We can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for posting!

Marianne in Mo. - May 31, 2016 - 4:25 pm

Oh, these look dangerous! I’ll be pinning this for sure!

I had to laugh out loud when you mentioned corn on the cob…we had a family gathering this weekend, and hubs had discussed the menu with daughter. It was decided we would have corn on the cob, so hubs bought 15 ears. Turns out, daughter did too! Apparently there was a miss communication there. So we were joking about corn all weekend, telling folks they had to take corn if they wanted to leave, that we were having corn for dessert, etc. So your mention of corn got me laughing all over again! On top of that, hubs’ brother showed up with about 10 lbs. worth of various steaks from his freezer, when we already had more than enough meat planned! Gotta love helpful family, right?

Rebeca Savela - May 31, 2016 - 4:42 pm

Oh my!!! That’s my kind of dish! Thank you! 😉

Lisa - May 31, 2016 - 5:43 pm

Yum! I’m grocery shopping tomorrow and am definitely picking up these ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Ishmael - May 31, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Oh yes!!! This looks delicious!!! Blue cheese and tomatoes two of my favorite things!!!! Can’t wait to make with a grilled steak.

Sherry - May 31, 2016 - 7:21 pm

Hate? Never! Maybe love your blog even more!! Thank you for this new recipe. My mouth is watering! Can’t wait to try it! But did you have to mention the fresh from the garden tomato? Something else I am impatiently waiting for. This was such a nice surprise. 😊

Tricia - May 31, 2016 - 8:28 pm

These look delicious! Thanks, Kelly

Peggy - May 31, 2016 - 11:06 pm

Oh my goodness! We are going to have to go off our diet. We love blue cheese dressing and I make a fresh batch every two weeks. Can’t wait to try these!

Rosemary - June 1, 2016 - 4:36 am

Thanks Kelly …I can tell just how delicious and “moreish” this is going to be. I can see why you’d fight over it! :). It’s come at just the right time too. I always thought I wouldn’t like blue cheese, then my daughter introduced me to a smoked one and it turns out I love it!! Definitely going to make this 🙂
Hope you’re having a good week. Dull, wet and windy here … where’s Summer gone!?
Rosemary

Gina - June 1, 2016 - 2:39 pm

I don’t think I would ever order this, but I trust you Kelly!! 😉 😀 It certainly looks delish!

P - June 1, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Thanks for the suggestion! I wonder if you could make it with some good quality “store-bought” chips?

Cindy T - June 1, 2016 - 10:15 pm

Love,love blue cheese and these look amazing!!

classic•casual•home - June 2, 2016 - 7:30 am

OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME… I’m going to make this for our next party…even with bathing suit season here. YUM.

Debbie@debbiethisandthat.com - June 4, 2016 - 9:44 pm

Wow…this looks delish! I’m not a huge fan of blue cheese, but I’ll bet these are really good!

An Amazing Beach House in Fernandina Beach, Florida – Part 2

beach house upper deckHappy Memorial Day Weekend, and welcome back for part 2 of the wonderful beach house we loved on our recent trip to the beach!  If you missed part 1, you can see it here.  In that post we toured the entry hall, the kitchen, dining room, living room, and sun porch.  Now we are ready to see the bedrooms.  Keep in mind this is a very old house, so the bedrooms are on the small side…but who needs a large one when you are just relaxing at the beach? 🙂

master bedroom green wallsThis is the master bedroom. (I took these photos on 2 different days hoping rain versus sunshine would make a difference.) Those double windows there look out directly on the water.  What a joy to wake up and see the beautiful sunrise over the waves!

master bedroom beach houseOpposite the bed is this large piece of furniture for clothing storage.  It also houses a little television on the left side.

master bedroom cabinetThere is a guest bedroom on the other side of the sun porch. It too has those lovely green stained walls, and again they mixed an old piece with new furniture to give it a more personal look.

guest bedroomOur daughter stayed in this bedroom with the cute cute headboards. 🙂  This room is just perfect for girls, don’t you think?

bedroom

bedroom in beach houseAnd I loved the arrangement of plates and ferns over the beds.

bedroom upholstered headboard with bowMy husband thought I was crazy for saying that I loved the bathroom, but there is just something about a white painted room in an old house that is simply charming to me.  And it really makes the old floors stand out when they contrast with all that white.

bathroomThe built in cabinet with glass doors was perfect in there.

bathroom with built in cabinetLoved the baskets of towels below the double sinks!

bathroom double vanityAnd yes, there is even the vintage claw foot tub in the bathroom. (And we had no problem with the shower curtain like we did when we stayed at Whitehall in Maine.)

bathroom clawfoot tubHere’s another view of that gorgeous cabinet.

bathroom cabinetThat finishes the tour of the interior of the beach cottage.  So we are going right outside through the door of the sunroom.  On the rainy days we saw this….

beach house deck

And on the beautiful sunny mornings we had this view. 🙂
(Another wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee.)

Fernandina BeachGo down the steps by the deck, and this little pathway leads you right to the water.  (It is shared with the house next door because they were best friends with the owner when the house was built, and they wanted to live next door to each other.)

beach walkBut we are not going down that path just yet.  Nosirree.  Take a turn, and go under the house.
It was such a happy surprise to find this space there!

beach house deck

Isn’t it great?! If we lived there, I know we would enjoy entertaining in that spot!  There is also a sink, and a closet full of beach chairs, and a small outdoor shower under there.  The owners have thought of literally everything.

You can have a seat right here. 🙂

adirondack chairsOr if you prefer, walk on down to the beach. 🙂

beachI know many of you want the rental information.  Just click here for the VRBO listing.  Now don’t go expecting a modern Hilton if you happen to get lucky enough to stay there.  It is an old beach house that has weathered many storms, and like any old house, it has its quirks…old floors that squeak (and a couple of tiny holes where you can see all the way through), old doors that aren’t square (and a crack that doesn’t seal all the way), and there is only 1 bathroom for the whole house.  That was no issue to us at all, but if you want a private bath for every bedroom, that’s not happening with this house.  I am sure there were regulations for historic homes and EPD regs that governed what the Krohns could and couldn’t do when they renovated the cottage.

But I would happily take the house – quirks and all!  I used to think Mary Kay Andrew’s beach house (Ebbtide) on Tybee was my favorite of all the beach houses in which we have stayed, but I think this one has surpassed it.  Both homes are gorgeously decorated (and the MKA one is huge!) but this one’s location – right on the water – has it beat.  (Ebbtide is behind another beachfront home.)  We will most definitely be staying here again when we can make another trip to Fernandina in the future.  Until then, I guess I will just have to watch the video. 😉

Enjoy the rest of this Memorial Day weekend.
I hope you are relaxing in a beach house somewhere as you read this.
(I’ll be working on researching and planning a Disney-at-Christmas trip!)

Until next time…
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Andrea W - May 29, 2016 - 12:02 pm

This is a perfect beach house…..I would prefer a pretty old cottage such as this or either of MKA’s ……. Bigger is not always better!

thanks for sharing! (PS>…my dream is to stay in the beach house you featured in Seaside…….the one that was owned by the antiques dealer from Houston! I LOVE that one too!

Donnamae - May 29, 2016 - 12:04 pm

I’m not exactly sitting at the beach…my backyard deck will have to do! Thanks for the tour though…enjoy your weekend! 😉

Ruth - May 29, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Not at the beach — BETTER! I’m in the comfort of my own home, taking an armchair tour of Fernandina, without the bother of sand and sun protection! Such a wonderful house you rented! Thank you for sharing that, and for the re-run of MKA’s Ebbtide house. With a little creativity and elbow grease, my 100+ year-old farmhouse could look like that. You’re inspiring me to clean out the stuff I’ve inherited from multiple generations and felt saddled by for a decade, and to just follow my own style. Life is too short to spend it stewarding dead people’s purchases out of a misplaced sense of responsibility! Uh oh, you may have started something here… 🙂
P.S. – Your graduation party was WONDERFUL! I’m amazed at how much you and your husband accomplished in such a short and event-packed time period! A beautiful and memorable occasion even for people who weren’t present!

Rosemary - May 29, 2016 - 12:35 pm

Hi Kelly … I hope you’re having a good weekend too. Unfortunately no trips to the beach for us, but I have strolled along the riverbank. Imagine, sunny weather with a gentle breeze (perfect for walking!) and lots of boats , swans and ducks out on the water!
The bedrooms are lovely, in keeping with the rest of the house. I love white bed linens and then incorporating a little colour with cushions and throws, so I’d be happy here!
Rosemary

Louvina - May 29, 2016 - 2:08 pm

A lovely way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon– looking at your wonderful #2 Beach House. Was wondering is it north or south of Elizabeth Pointe? I think my daughter and I will try to get up to EP for a few days in early August. We will definitely look for this cottage. Very warm here at the lake– lots of watercraft and fun happening all around. I’m “grilling” country ribs in my crockpot!! Cool bow tie macaroni salad, spicy baked beans, cole slaw, crusty fried squash and steamed sliced apples! Yum! Come on by and sit awhile on the screened upstairs porch and sip sweet iced tea! Happy holiday and looking forward to a nice summer season!!

Linda Ishmael - May 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Love this little beach cottage, it definitely looks like my kind of place. Your blog always amazes me, taking me places I have been or places I want to go. Amelia Island holds a little piece of my heart. My nephew lives there and we have been there many times. So thanks for showing me a part I haven’t ever seen before.

Tricia Duncan - May 29, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Hi Kelly, such a beautiful cottage. The built in cabinet in the bathroom is just perfect depth for towels, etc.; a brilliant use of space. Isn’t the space beneath the cottage unique? it’s my kind of place, charming, quirky and memorable. Have fun researching your Christmas trip!

Claire @ A PREPPY PERSPECTIVE - May 30, 2016 - 1:33 am

Thank you so much Kelly! I’m going to choose the walk on the beach and I come back in a few minuts for lunch! 😉 By the way, this ferns and plates arrangement makes me think of yours!
Thank again for sharing this beautiful house. It makes me dream about Summer vacation already.
I wish you a wonderful day,
Claire

Gabrielle - May 30, 2016 - 5:38 am

How lovely Kelly How restful it must have been to stay in this beautiful home.

DiAnne - May 30, 2016 - 9:42 pm

Kelly,
Thank you for sharing this little slice of paradise. This is sooo my kind of beach House, creaky boards and all. Love the built ins.
What a fabulous place! I am still thinking about all those shells piled up on the mantle from the previous post.
DiAnne

Rosemary - May 31, 2016 - 2:15 am

Re “You’ve Got Mail”
Hi again! I just wanted to add a big “thank you” Kelly! Yesterday I linked through to one of your “you might enjoy these” posts, to the ones you’d written on the film “You’ve got Mail” I’d read them before when I read through all your posts but it was lovely to read them again and consequently I spent such a great evening curled up watching the film! I’d intended to for ages but thanks to you I actually did it 🙂 I’ve seen it many times before but always enjoy it so much and this time you helped me focus even more on the rooms, street scenes etc …and yes, I did cry at the end 🙂
Rosemary

kathy - May 31, 2016 - 7:55 am

What a wonderfully peaceful looking place! I want to spend a month there! (I knew DiAnne would say this is her kind of beach house.) I like those built-ins, the chippy white bedside tables, the white linens, the wooden floors and most of all, that view! Thanks for sharing this charming house, Kelly.

Garden, Home and Party - May 31, 2016 - 11:18 am

What a charming house and with that location, I would take it quirks and all too!
xo,
Karen

Peggy - May 31, 2016 - 1:54 pm

Absolute deliciousness! That green shiplap sings to my heart. And the porch view to the ocean at the end is fabulous. I hope you had morning coffee, afternoon coffee and evening coffee looking at that view.

Gina - May 31, 2016 - 3:13 pm

I loved this beach house! Such cute bedrooms and bathroom. The covered section underneath was great. When we go to the beach we have always rented a beach house so this would be right up my alley. 🙂 Whew, Disney at Christmas…good luck!! 😉 😀

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