Making Mashed Potatoes out of Potato Chips

If you’ve ever had a hankering for a big bowl of creamy mashed potatoes, but either didn’t have potatoes on hand or the time to peel and boil them, today is your lucky day. Thanks to the creative chefs of TikTok, you can throw out your stockpile of just-add-water mashed potato mixes, and reach for a bag of potato chips instead.

The three-step recipe can be made with any brand or flavor of chip, which means not only can you make traditional Southern-style mashed potatoes, but you can kick your spuds up a notch by utilizing chip varieties like sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, and even barbecue.

To get in on the internet’s newest kitchen hack, simply boil three ounces of potato chips in one cup of water. Mash and stir the potato chips until all the water is absorbed and the chips create a paste. If there’s any water left over once the chips are nice and mushy, simply drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Next, add in your preferred dairy products for extra creaminessÑmilk, butter, cream, and sour cream are all greatÑfinish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and voila! (Which is French for “Tah Dah”)