Fresh Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients

Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups whole milk
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 pound crumbled blue cheese

Homemade Potato Chips Ingredients:
6 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices on a mandolin
2 quarts peanut oil
Salt
 

Directions

Blue Cheese Dip Instructions:
Place the milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

Slowly whisk in the warm milk, and continue whisking until thickened. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. If the sauce is too thick, thin it with a little extra milk. Serve sauce warm with potato chips for dipping.

Homemade Potato Chip Instructions:
Place the potato slices on a baking sheet between layers of paper towels to make sure they are very dry before frying. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan until the temperature of the oil reaches 400 degrees F on a deep-fat thermometer. Fry the potatoes in small batches until golden brown on both sides, turning once.

Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a brown paper bag or another baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Season with salt immediately. Serve hot with the blue cheese dipping sauce.

How to Serve it Up

All Occasion Napkins
Chip & Dip Party Tray