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Not Your Regular Nachos: Armenian Chips Cheese

The other day a friend, who recently got back from Armenia, told me about a delicious treat she experienced on her trip. At first I was a little grossed out when she described the potato chip, mozzarella, and ketchup nachos. However, I took her word for it and decided to make my own. The result, a gooey mess of crunch, cheese, and sauce, is shockingly good. They're the perfect after-school or late-night snack. To look at the seriously simple recipe,

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Armenian Chips Cheese

Armenian Chips Cheese

Armenian Chips Cheese

Ingredients

1 small bag of potato chips (recommended: Lay's)
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
ketchup

Directions

  1. Arrange a layer of chips on a microwaveable plate. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with remaining chips and the rest of the cheese.
  2. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds.
  3. Squirt on ketchup and enjoy!

Makes 1 plate of nachos.


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sharshar sharshar 7 years
Mmm, I happen to have some mozzarella at home!
skilledatlife4 skilledatlife4 7 years
EW, this seems absolutely horrible...
candace87 candace87 7 years
Cheese and ketchup? No thanks. It reminds me of when people put ketchup into mac and cheese. ... And potato chips underneith? Why. Sounds SO unhealthy.
verily verily 7 years
I have the ingredients. I might give this one a try as a crazy football snack tonight. I've tried ketchup-flavored potato chips before, and they weren't that bad. Jude, it really does sound like something that a non-US restaurant would throw together and call "American". Fat, salt, preservatives...all the necessary ingredients.
Ivelisse Ivelisse 7 years
I just did it, was good, but the cheese not only melted also was really dry and hard as rock, maybe next time i will cook this less, 30 seconds will be enough, and using baked chips, using regular chips can be a little greasy
xrockette19x xrockette19x 7 years
i just tried this, it's good!!! it reminds me of eating cheese fries i guess, just crunchier. very unhealthy so i probably won't eat this too often, but i couldn't resist trying it once!!!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 7 years
Mmmm. Can't wait to try it!!:)
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
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milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
that sounds like a late night college snack, but sounds tasty too me.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
Eh, I'm afraid this one doesnt seem worth the cals.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
it's funny but i LOVE anything with ketchup so think that this might work for me. don't know why but it doesn't seem so bad in my opinion.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
I'm trying that this weekend. You should call that an American poutine. :D
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
For health reasons, I'm gonna pass. But I'm sure it's tasty.
susanec susanec 7 years
Yeah, this is not in my Armenian cookbook.
javsmav javsmav 7 years
i hate ketchup & cheese together.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 7 years
Yuck is right. I'm sorry that is not something I would eat.
fadeastride fadeastride 7 years
Have any of you tried the Potachos at Dennys? They are godly, if not a little deadly. That's what these reminded me of, haha!
Food Food 7 years
Both Party and I thought this could turn out less than great. It wound up that it tasted delicious. I love that the nachos can be made with things you already have on hand!
busybeegal busybeegal 7 years
I remember in Canada when we went to visit around 15 years ago, Ketchup potato chips were ALL the rage. I decided to try them and didn't care for them at all - but I suppose I'd be willing to give this little concoction a try!
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
It reminds me most of the Japanese version of spaghetti, which uses ketchup! I also thought it was something to do with strawberry sauce when I saw the picture.
nancita nancita 7 years
Jude C, that's so funny and so true. And I agree that strawberry sauce would be tastier than ketchup (to me). Maybe Party should make sweet strawberry sundae nachos!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. I've dunked my plain potato chips in ketchup since I was a kid, and cheese, well, it's the best food known to man! Why NOT put them together? I can't wait to try this! And with all the different cheeses and flavors of chips.... I'm getting dizzy with the possibilities! :D
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 7 years
I definitely had the 'yuck' reaction. When I saw the pic I thought it was some sort of crepe with cream cheese and strawberry sauce and I was stoked. Ketchup? Maybe not as cool as strawberry sauce...
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 7 years
I eat a lot of weird things, but I have to admit I'm a bit skeptical about this one. I think it's the ketchup that gets me. I'll give it a try anyway :).
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Huh! That sounds like one of those fun "American-style" snacks people in other countries come up with. Like, "it has ketchup AND potato chips--so American!"
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