Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Easy Recipe- Potato Chips!

On rare occasion do we buy potato chips from the store. And when we do, we are like ravenous creatures, eating every last chip, and then licking out the bag when we are done...

Well, maybe not that bad, but close!

Also, knowing chips aren't THAT great for us, we try to keep them out of our house. SO what happens when you have a pizza night and you want chips? Well, since hubby and I were first married, we would make them! This recipe (if you can even call it that) has evolved a tad over the years. I think I just made it up, I don't ever remember getting it from anywhere. It was definitely before Internet was popular around here...

So, anyways, without further ado, here is the Potato Chip "Recipe":

Potato Chips

3-4 large potatoes

olive oil (any oil will do, I'm sure)


Wash your potatoes well, scrubbing the skins a little with your hands. You can peal the skins off if you'd like, but they are good for you and we can't taste a difference, so we leave them on. I take a large knife (one good for chopping) and I cut the potatoes into thin pieces (if they are see through thin it doesn't matter, just make sure they are all pretty close to being the same. If not, don't sweat it, they all turn out good in the end.). After you cut the potatoes, dip then into olive oil. You can wipe the access off with your fingers or with a paper towel, but this is so they don't stick together. Lay them all single file on a large cookie sheet. Lightly salt them.

Stick them in the oven on about 300 degrees or so. Take a spatula and turn them a time or two (they don't all have to look as perfect after you turn them), so they can get done all over. Then take them out when they look done enough for your family, the browner they are the crunchier they will be.

These are NOT like the store bought potato chips, but they are close! And our family loves them! Hope you enjoy!


Danielle said...

I have never did potatoe chip before but I think I will give it a try!! Thanks for the idea!!
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Genesa said...

I saw this on your menu and I was hoping you'd post the recipe! Thanks!

Megan said...

Sounds good and easy!!

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Mom of three little Princesses said...

Thanks for the recipie. I will have to try these out!

Anonymous said...

Another way to make them is to microwave them 3 minutes on high, turn the potatoes and cook 2 more minutes on high. (And to either use a pam spray or spray on olive oil). They crisp up pretty close to the store bought trips.

Penny@WickedBroke said...

I've tried oven baked french fries before but never thought to slice them thin like potato chips. Thanks for posting the recipe. Can't wait to try it out.

Easter said...

I think this is wonderful. I am diabetic and LOVE chips, which are real bad, bad,bad for me, ssoooo, I make fries and chips with sweet potatoes, which are better for me. I saw somewhere where you can make "chips" outta just about anything bulky like potatoes, never tried anything else though.
Thanks for reminding me of this.
It's just about "tater" time. :)