Don't just toss that nearly empty chip bag. Use up those crunchy chip bits in these delicious recipes. 

By Hayley Sugg
Updated: April 18, 2017
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It happens to the best of us. You're enjoying a lovely bag of potato chips, but once you get to bottom there's little left except chip fragments and a layer of potato-y dust. Forget throwing out those little crispy crumbs. These four recipes will use up your leftovers, all the while giving that satisfying crunchy texture.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

The Cheeseburger Salad

Classic burger elements become a fast, fun salad--a deconstructed take on a diner favorite. A handful of crushed potato chips adds crunch while giving a nod to the popular side choice.

Photo: Randy Mayor

Potato-Crusted Chicken Fingers

These chicken fingers are pan-fried in a small amount of canola oil and coated with a crispy mixture of baked potato chips and flour. Serve with a side of veggies and whole grains for an easy weeknight meal.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Spanish "Tortilla" Omelet

Say hello to next-level breakfast for dinner. Inspired by a traditional crispy, potato-studded Spanish tortilla, our quick-fix fluffy omelet is topped with potato chips for a touch of crunch.

Photo: Johnny Autry

Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets

The tang in the salt and vinegar chips mellows as these fish fillets bake in the oven, creating a crunchy spin on fish and chips. Look to hook-and-line-caught Atlantic or Pacific cod for the most sustainable choice.