Sunday, September 28, 2008

How to Make Your Own (Healthier) Potato Chips:

Everyone loves potato chips. The only things more American are Natural Light and arson. We thought we would share our way of making our own potato chips with you. They are HALF the price, HALF the fat, TWICE the flavor, and TWICE as awesome- plus you can make them any kind of crazy flavor you want to. They are healthier and tastier because they are baked, not deep-fried. Baked chips are expensive in stores, but you can make them for next to nothing.

1) Get some potatoes. I used the little tiny ones, but you can use whatever you have laying around. Experiment to find out which ones you like best.


2) Wash your potatoes. Peel them if you want to, but I like to leave the skin on.


3) Slice the potatoes between one-eighth and one-sixteenth inches thick (about 2-6 mm for you non-American readers), use a mandolin if you have one. Thickness is something that you can experiment with, it's mostly preference, but it has a pretty big effect on cooking time.


3) Put all of your sliced potatoes into a bowl. Add about a teaspoon of your favorite oil (I like olive oil).


4) Toss the potato slices in the oil. Slowly add more oil and toss if you need to. Go with about a teaspoon at a time. Only add enough to coat, if you have oil pooling in the bottom of the bowl, you have added too much.


5) Get a baking pan and cover it with aluminum foil. Spray that foil with your favorite non-stick spray. If you don't the chips will stick, and will be really hard to remove.


6) Lay your oil-coated potato slices in a single layer on the baking sheet.


7) Heat your oven to 400 degrees (F), set the timer for twenty minutes. This isn't the total cooking time, since we will watching them to see when they are done.


8) Put the potatoes into the oven and keep an eye on them. They are done when the edges start to curl up. I like mine a little more crispy, so I left mine in a little longer. It's another personal preference thing that you can play around with.



9) When the chips are done, pull them out and set them aside to cool. If you want to put some seasoning on them, this is the time to do it. Most people will add a little salt, but you can get creative with your toppings. I like mine with some black pepper and Old Bay seasoning.


10) Enjoy your chips!

33 comments:

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Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Thanks for the helping this NON-Cooker!

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Anonymous said...

Just made some chips from your recipe last night. Awesome! They tasted great and all my friends loved em.

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projectfamilyhome said...

i always thought you'll just fry it on a deep frying pan..never thought it could be done this way..which will make the potato not so saggy.

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I love doing this. Put on some salt and pepper. MMMMMMMMMM. Yea.

1223 said...

Very like this.

Anonymous said...

nice oven

guineviere said...

sweet.
I want to try how to make it!

Laurie M said...

You have me convinced. I'm making these chips tomorrow night....have to buy the potatoes first!

Anonymous said...

great chips! kinda? my oven runs hot so it sort of burned them slightly.... still yummiloious! =]

Anonymous said...

delish, but, some of them turned out burned
How do you cut the chips perfectly like you did?

Zeb said...

@Anonymous, 12:28 AM

With a cheese slicer.

Anonymous said...

My mother just told me that if you soak the potato slices overnight in water in the fridge, the starch gets drawn out and you'll be eating less calories. I know this to be true as I used to soak my horses hay, and the leftover water was very sugary.

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I think it is a great idea to make potato chips at home because you can have healthier potato chips, and it is cheaper. Next time I plan a movie night with my friends, I will make potatoe chips.

Cecil Belle, 乐台风 said...

I can't wait until I live where I have an oven again! I can get (possibly) baked sweet potato chips where I live, but I KNOW they're adding sugar to them :-(

I have been craving Terra chips for ages, but they are awfully expensive! Have you tried this with beets, blue potatoes or taro root before?

Joshua said...

How long do they last? I know I love.chips at.work, and wonder how long in advance that I need to cook them? Also; does the placement in the oven matter?

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Anonymous said...

yummy

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Anonymous said...

mmm,..... i made these chips and they where excellent

Anonymous said...

Excellent recipe. and i love the first step. "Get some Potato's" Great Job mate!

Princess said...

Sounds great, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lookin and the recipe and lovin it! Gonna ty it tonight!

Kiah Strus said...

I am going to try this! and also for the seasoning I will try cheese powder, and the ranch power! yummy!

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LaurBuc said...

I can't wait to try it!

My only question is: Why 20 minutes on the timer???

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