Potato Chips with Blue Cheese

 Fast Hors d'Oeuvres

Total Time:
15 mins
4 to 6


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/2 pound blue cheese such as Maytag Blue, crumbled (2 cups)

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • One 6-ounce bag thick-cut potato chips


  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, about 7 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk. Cook over moderate heat, whisking, until thickened, 5 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the blue cheese and season with salt and cayenne.

  2. Put half of the potato chips in a large shallow bowl and drizzle with half of the blue cheese sauce. Add the remaining chips and sauce to make another layer. Serve right away.

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