Sunday, July 13, 2008

Potato Chips!

I could eat potato chips all day long. The salty, crunchy goodness just can't be beat. Except they cost about $3 bucks a bag and are definitely adding the weight accumulating on my rear. So in sticking with my new endeavor I decided to give making my own potato chips ago.

After reading up on it a bit I learned I needed a Mandolin to make this project much much easier. We have a love of kitchen utensils in our house so I welcome any excuse to get a new one.

After I returned from the store I dove right in. I sliced my potatoes, lined a pan with foil and lightly greased it with a canola oil spray, placed the potato slices in a singe layer , sprayed a light layer of canola oil on top, placed them in the preheated oven at 375 degrees and set the timer for 10 minutes so I could swap the top pan and the bottom pan for even cooking about half way through. Or so I thought. Apparently I set the timer on the microwave but forgot to hit start. This was the out come.

Yay. Pretty gross. I forgot about them until I smelled the smoke.

So I tried again. This time sliced them a little thicker. The other ones were just to thin and wouldn't have worked well even if I hadn't forgotten about them. And this was what I got.

Golden brown. Crispy. And most importantly, DELICIOUS! They were really great. Hub's and I devoured them in no time and I will definitely make them again. Soon. With the mandolin the slicing only took a minute or two. Baked them for 15 minutes and then flipped each chip over and baked for another 15 minutes. This was relatively quick and easy.


Kristi O said...

oh ny gosh. i want some of those!!!

Crystal said...

those look so yummy!!!! I have a mandolin! I need some taters!

Condo Blues said...

I'm going to try this! If it works out, I'm going to do another batch seasoned with rosemary.