Potato chips

Last night I got an urge for potato chips.  We didn’t have any.

I thought, well, we’ve got lots of potatoes. . . how hard could it be?

Turns out, it really wasn’t hard at all. Granted, I probably should have used the Cuisinart for the slicing part, because then all the potato chips would have been done at the same time.  As it was, most of them were pretty crispy but a few were a bit too far gone and a few were still sort of soft.  I’m sure using the food processor to slice them would have completely taken care of that problem.

Anyway, I turned the oven to about 375 and let it heat up while I sliced a few potatoes. I put them in a zip-top bag with a little bit of olive oil and some salt and pepper and squished them around a bit to try to get them all pretty evenly covered.  Then I just spread them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.

I did turn them over after about 15 minutes and then put them back in for about another 10 minutes.

They were pretty darn good–crunchy but not too hard.  I will maybe try to slice them in the food processor next time so they’re a bit thinner, but I would say overall the experiment was a success.  I will definitely make potato chips again.

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3 Responses to Potato chips

  1. Avatar of Nancy Kvamme Nancy Kvamme says:

    I have used the following recipe to make them in the microwave in about 6 minutes
    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-crispy-potato-chips-in-the-microwave-166718

  2. Molly says:

    I use a mandolin to get paper thin slices. Then heat up a pot of oil and deep fry. Wonderful chips that taste like Lays!

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