Back in 1987, President Reagan declared June 25 National Catfish Day, and thus the awful glorious tradition of designating food “holidays” was born. Now there are over 635 days on the books, celebrating everything from gazpacho to strawberry ice cream.

While food holidays are totally arbitrary and useless, they present an opportunity to celebrate food—which we can’t hate on. Take Potato Chip Day, for example, which just so happens to fall on National Pi(e) Day (a.k.a., March 14, or 3/14). How could we pass that one up? It’s like a lunar eclipse of comfort food.

From an apple galette with crunchy Kettle Chip topping to a potato-chip-and-cheese pie, here are 10 recipes that celebrate the convergence of Potato Chip and Pi(e) Day.

Potato Chip Pie

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Recipe: Oh Bite It

This savory pie celebrates the goodness of gooey au gratin—but you don’t have to deal with slicing potatoes painstakingly thin. Just fold the contents of a chip bag into a sour cream-milk mixture and cover in cheese. (Photo: Oh Bite It)


Chocolate Porter Mousse Tart with Potato Chip Crust

beeroness_porterRecipe: The Beeroness

Cheers to this sweet-savory, beer-infused dessert. The Beeroness takes the best qualities of beer and potato chips and pours them into a delicate tart shell. Stone Porter and dark-chocolate chips keep it from being too sweet. (Photo: The Beeroness)

Potato-Chip Tortilla

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Recipe: Food Network

Enjoy a traditional Spanish tortilla with minimal effort. Food Network softens thick-cut chips in an egg mixture, and then bakes the potato cake in the oven until it’s golden-brown. (Photo: Food Network)


Apple Cherry Galette with Kettle Chip Crumble

countrycleaver_galetteRecipe: Country Cleaver

Adding kettle chips to the crumble of this rustic galette provides a crunchy contrast to the tender apple-cherry filling. Top with ice cream to achieve the ultimate sweet, salty, and creamy trifecta. (Photo: Country Cleaver)

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

whatsgabycooking_chocolatetartRecipe: What’s Gaby Cooking

If you can get behind sweet and salty pretzel chocolate chip cookies, give this rich chocolate ganache tart a try. Crumbled kettle chips lightens up the crust and provides just enough sea salt to keep things interesting. (Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking)


Chicken Gorgonzola Pizza with Potato Chips, Caramelized Onions, and Fresh Basil

pepper_pizzaRecipe: Pepper

Pizzas are pies, too, and ideal vehicles for potato-chip consumption. Shreds of fried potato, a chiffonade of fresh basil, and creamy melted gorgonzola raise this low-brow snack to sophistication. (Photo: Pepper)

Rosemary Potato Kale Tart

kitchykitchen_tartRecipe: The Kitchy Kitchen

Instead of heating up a pan of oil, try topping a ricotta tart with paper-thin sliced potatoes. The rounds crisp as it bakes in the oven, resulting in one irresistible bite after another. (Photo: The Kitchy Kitchen)


Potato Chip Chocolate Pie

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Recipe: Tastes of Lizzy T’s

This gooey dessert is full of surprises. While it masquerades as a typical cookie pie, studs of potato chip add salty intrigue. (Photo: Tastes of Lizzy T’s)

Kettle Brand Potato Chip Crusted Quiche

snooth_quicheRecipe: Snooth

The instructions for preparing this insanely crunchy crust are simple: crush chips, add cheese, and press to pan. What more can you ask for? (Photo: Snooth)


Duck Fat Potato Galette

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Recipe: Bon Appétit

Layers of rich duck fat-coated potatoes are piled high in a spring form pan with sweet onions until they get crispy like—you guessed it—chips. Treat this galette like an oversized latke, and top it with crème fraîche and caviar, or smoked salmon. (Photo: Bon Appétit)