Give Your Chip Crumbs A Second Life As A Delicious Breading

If you've reached the end of a bag of chips and you're left with a bunch of little crumbs, you should think twice before you throw them away. These crumbs can actually be used to make delicious breading for chicken or fish. It's an easy and cheap way to give your food a little extra flavor, and it's also a great way to use up those pesky chip crumbs that you were going to throw out anyway.

You've probably breaded chicken or fish before, using regular bread crumbs or even crushed-up cereal such as cornflakes. But you should also try using potato chip crumbs, which can add a nice salty flavor that regular bread crumbs don't have. In fact, the versatility of potato chips even extends to other homemade meals like casseroles and meatloaves. For instance, crushing potato chips and sprinkling them on top of your casserole before baking can give it a nice, crispy topping.

So if you're looking for an alternative to plain old bread crumbs, give this a try. It's a great way to add some extra flavor and texture to your meal.

Potato chip breading is simple and cheap

By simply breaking down leftover chips and crumbs in a food processor, you will have a custom breading ready in seconds. Coat your chicken or fish in the mixture, then bake or fry as usual. The result will be a crispy, crunchy coating that is full of flavor (via People).

This trick works with all kinds of chips, so feel free to experiment with different flavors to bread your chicken or fish. For example, if you have a bag of barbecue-flavored chips, you can use them to give your food a smoky flavor. You can also use a bag of sour cream and onion chips to give your food a tangy flavor. 

If you don't have any chips on hand, or if you're looking for a healthier substitute for breadcrumbs, you can also use crushed-up nuts. Just like with chips, different nuts will give your food varying flavors. For instance, almonds will give your food a nutty flavor, while walnuts will give it more of an earthy flavor. Though, potato chips aren't as unhealthy as you might believe them to be. In fact, research shows that potato chips may even be healthier than pasta.

So the next time you're finishing up a bag of chips, you should put them to good use with dinner. It's a simple and delicious way to add some extra flavor to your meal.