For those with a penchant for savory snacks, Onion Cheddar Chips offer the ultimate cheesy indulgence. This bite-sized wonder, with its blend of onion zest and rich cheddar, ensures every munch is a flavor-packed experience. An American favorite, these chips are now the go-to for festive gatherings, sports-viewing sessions, or just an evening nibble.
What sets them apart? The genius use of a muffin top pan! Traditionally crafted for baking the crisp, curved tops of muffins, these pans have just the right shallow cavities to give our chips their unique shape.
And while they’re scrumptious solo, dip them in ranch or marinara for an extra zing! Or, if you’re in the mood for a gourmet twist, slide them into your next burger for an added crunch.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup finely chopped onions
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Cooking spray (for greasing the muffin top pan)
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin top pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
- Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheddar cheese, finely chopped onions, all-purpose flour, melted unsalted butter, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything thoroughly until well combined.
- Form the Chips: Take spoonfuls of the mixture and place them onto the prepared muffin top pan. Flatten them slightly to fill the cavities, creating a round shape. Leave some space between each chip.
- Bake: Place the muffin top pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the chips are golden brown and crispy around the edges.
- Cool and Serve: Once baked, remove the chips from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.
Optional Serving Suggestions:
- Enjoy your Onion Cheddar Chips as a savory snack on their own.
- For extra flavor, dip them in ranch dressing or marinara sauce.
- To add a gourmet twist, use these chips as a crunchy topping for your next burger.
– You can customize the level of onion flavor by adjusting the amount of chopped onions.
– Make sure to keep an eye on the chips while baking to prevent them from over-browning.
– Feel free to experiment with different cheese varieties for unique flavor combinations.