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Entry from May 20, 2009
Potachos (potato chips + nachos)

"Potachos’ (sometimes spelled “potatchos") are “nachos” with potato chips instead of tortilla chips. Thick kettle chips are used. There are various cheese, tomato, onion, beef and other toppings, the same as with nachos.

Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ, began serving potachos by at least 2003. In 2008, Denny’s restaurants introduced potachos to its late-night menu.

The Urban Dictionary describes baked potato “potachos” served at Big Sur State Park in California, but information on this item is lacking.


Urban Dictionary
potacho
Nature’s most exquisitely crafted camping food. The marriage of a baked potato and nachos, heated to perfection over a campfire. The potacho originated in Big Sur State Park in California, USA and the best potachos reportedly still come from there. The food was bourne out of necessity amongst a group of campers, hungry yet inebriated, that had limited cooking capacity, patience and would not have otherwise survived the harsh night.

Possible potacho variations include:
Mexican potachos - Baked potato, nachos, jalapenos, avocado
Danish potachos - Baked potato, nachos, Danish Icy Hot alcohol drizzled on top
Highlander potachos - Baked potato, nachos, haggis
Indian potachos - Baked potato, nachos, curry lathered generously on top
Ukrainian potachos - Baked potato, nachos, beets, cabbage
Vietnamese potachos - Baked potato, nachos, spring rolls on top
Hazy summer potachos - Baked potato, nachos, vodka-soaked watermelon pieces on top

The potacho is relatively young as a campfood, but its potential is unrivaled. Watch out s’mores!
Make sure you bring the makings for potachos this weekend. 

by Nomad Ninja Oct 31, 2006

Stuff Yer Face (New Brunswick, NJ)
POTACHOS
are like nachos, but we use thick potato chips, covered with cheddar, bacon, tomatoes, onions, ketchup and chives
with sour cream 7.71
with a spicy beef topping 8.88

VirtualTourist.com
Stuff Yer Face
Written by katmag on Jun 12, 2003
New Brunswick Travel Guide
This is a casual restaurant/bar that has some great, inventive food. It is in the student part of town, so the prices are great. I especially love the potachos, which are like nachos, but with thick cut potato chips. They are fantastic!

Reflections
Monday, March 27, 2006
Before the old photo post
(...)
Potachos at Stuff yer Face. Not quite nachos but potachos. Fried thick potato slices smothered in ketchup, cheese and sour cream. Oh My Goodness! Delish! (I gained weight this weekend.)

Dkd’s Paranoia Blues
Dkd’s Daily Twitterage
May. 25th, 2008 at 2:25
@emosweater and I are in the parking lot shootin the shit.
honey BBQ wings, potachos and a slamburger. WTF. If I 5:10 pull the plug.
potatchos=nachos with potato chips.

QSR Magazine
Denny’s Launches New Late Night-Only Menu
[2008-05-27] Denny’s is adding four new menu and value items to its late-night menu, which will be served from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
(...)
New offerings on the All Nighter menu include Potachos, Sweet Ride Nachos, the Smokin’ Q Four Pack and the Cheesy Four Pack. Potachos are fried and seasoned kettle chips topped with crumbled sausage, bacon, bell pepper and onion mix, cheese sauce, and shredded Cheddar cheese, and the Sweet Ride Nachos are fried flour tortilla chips tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with strawberry topping, raspberry sauce, seasonal fruit, hot fudge, caramel, white chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

The Reading Zone
Memoir Monday- Stuff Yer Face
Posted on June 2, 2008 by thereadingzone
(...)
When we did have money, we usually ended up splitting a plate of potachos (”like nachos, made out of potatoes!” as my friends say). 

Brandweek
Denny’s: Crush With Guyliner
June 16, 2008
(...)
The venture involves a menu that only a stoner on a crash diet could love. On it are Potachos ("Dude, it’s like french fries married nachos and had an awesome baby!") and Sweet Ride Nachos (cinnamon sugar chips, hot fudge and whipped cream). Do not—repeat—do NOT stand between a stoner and his nachos.

Portland (OR) Mercury
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Nothing Good at Denny’s After Midnight?
Posted by Patrick Coleman on Wed, Jun 18 at 2:04 PM
I could sooo go for some Potachos right now! What’s a potacho, you ask? Well, according to Denny’s hip new late night menu, it’s nachos made from potato slices! Get it? Potacho? No?

Cameron Reed
5 March 2009
“Potatchos”: nachos with motherfucking potato fucking chips, motherfucker. Only served after 10 pm.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • Permalink