This recipe was created by Jean Schwirtz of Waupaca, Wisconsin. It was the winner at the Waupaca Book Festival in 2011, where Friendship Bread Kitchen founder, Darien Gee, and her novel, Friendship Bread, was being honored. Head librarian Peg Burington hosted an Amish Friendship Bread recipe contest, and while there were so many wonderful entries, this one was stood out. It wasn’t just creative, but absolutely delicious.
Jean used locally-sourced potato chips which we appreciated. It gave the Amish Friendship Bread a delightful, sweet-and-salty crunch, inside and out. Any kettle-style potato chips would work, and this might inspire you to try other creative add-ins with the bread. Pretzels? Chex mix? Cereal? Corn chips? (We might have to draw the line on that one!) But you get the picture.
We’d love to hear if you’d try this recipe, or if you have some other savory creative add-in you’d recommend. What do you think?
Potato Chip Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup potato chips coarsely crushed
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the top with crushed potato chips on the top.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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Beth McAdams says
Yes, I would definitely try this recipe and instead of regular potatoe chips, I would use (if I could find them) UTZ Kettle Classic gourmet Dark Russets. Oh so evil and good!
I believe I would be inclined to try other recipes before this one. I’m sure it is good, however I prefer my chips with dip, not in baked goods.
Something to try when I’ve got some bag-ends of potato chips. Since I’m just starting with AFB starters, it might be a while before I get to it. The 12-days post had a commenter that didn’t want to be eating potatoes, and that got me wondering. Anybody try it with sweet potato chips?
Karen K. says
Hmm. I’d have to think about this one! Not sure I would like it.
Holly Hill says
I’m not sure but I might try this. I wonder if it would be good with French fried onions on top for the savory.
Dawn Onofrio says
Interesting idea, but not sure if I would like it, but I’ve been surprised before! I would try it!
ae minx says
I’d try this. I’ve tried unusual ingredients in things before and been really surprised at how well they worked
Hmmm. Interesting. I’ll give it a try at least once.
Anne H says
I would try this.
Julie A. Peterson says
Not sure i am ready for this far outside of my box, but may try it! My grandson loves potato chips
Emily Campbell says
I would definitely try this! I would leave it as-is because I love me some potato chips! (Or anything potato for that matter…)
I would definitely try this recipe.
I love this idea! Would totally try it.
I love chips, but this doesn’t sound appealing.
Julie Stone says
Willling to try…
I love this recipe idea. I probably would stick with the salted flavor as opposed to something like barbecue or sour cream and onion. The sweet and savory contrast would be great, with the added crunch.
Brenda Haines says
I would definitely try it!
Looks interesting, I’d give it a try.
I love sweet and savory would so try this
Yuum! This sounds pretty great. I am always looking for new recipes for my starter. I cant stand to throw any away. Will definitely have to try this one!
Linda dunavan says
I think I would leave out the cinnamon and put in chocolate chips. chocolate and salty sounds greaaaaat! maybe some pecans also.
Ok, this sounds like the perfect cake for that *wonderful* week of every month that I just cannot get enough potato chips!
Kelly D says
I would try this. I think my kids would love it. I am not sure what else you could add, it looks great!
Barbara Bower says
I might try this, but I would be afraid it would be too salty.
Jennifer Bedwell says
I would love to try this on. I’d add chocolate chips. I love chocolate dipped potato chips!
Sandy Chenault says
My husband loves potato chips. I’ll bet he will love this recipe!! I’ve printed it off to try.
Diane Winter says
I would probably try this. I have a recipe for potato chip cookies that’s really good, so this is probably similar.
KELLY R. SHOWALTER says
Salty and sweet – YES, YES, YES
Beth S. says
I have not tried it but it looks great! and maybe nuts!
Ann Thompson says
Hmmm, I’m going to have to think about this one. I like crunchy things, but I think I would prefer potato chips on something like your garlic onion bread (which is Delicious BTW!) Sweet/salty isn’t usually my first choice.
But you know what, I have an open mind, so before I pass final judgement, I will try it first!
Brenda Higgins says
I think I will pass on this one.
Debi Baker says
My kids might like this, but I think I would like it better with crispy bacon as a topping.,
Amber Underwood says
Yes..love salty things!!
Erica Mueller says
I’ll pass on this. If I want crunch, I add nut, which have protein and boost satiety. Potato chips only add starch and salt.
Ellie Z says
My Grandmother made potato chip cookies in the 60’s. Nice flashback. This is something I would like to try.
Cindy Peterson says
I am not certain I would try this as I tried another recipe that added potato chips in eggs and I was not a fan. But on the other hand, salty, crispy topping does look good.
carol clark says
id like to try it
Sharon L says
This is definitely out of my wheelhouse. I will give it a go. See what the hubby thinks.
Susan Chriestenson says
sounds interesting, will have to try this one.
I’d love to try this. Love salty and sweet together!