Homemade Potato Chips

chipsI have to admit it never occurred to me to make potato chips at home. I stumbled across this recipe fro Cooking Light (I don’t recommend the chicken nuggets also found through the link) and thought it looked easy enough I’d try it. Turns out the chips are yummy and my family keeps asking for more.

Potato chips:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium purple sweet potato (about 8 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
1 medium baking potato (about 8 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices

To prepare chips, combine oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add potatoes; toss gently to coat. Place microwave plate over parchment paper. Cut paper to fit plate. Cover plate with parchment paper; arrange purple potato slices in a single layer over paper. Microwave at HIGH for 4 minutes or until potatoes are crisp and begin to brown. Repeat procedure with baking potatoes, reusing parchment paper.

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  • Amy SSeptember 9, 2013 - 9:44 am

    Did you use a mandolin to cut the potatoes so thin? i fear my cutting skills are not that great to make this happen!

  • hollyburchSeptember 9, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Yes I did. I think it would be pretty impossible without one!