OK. So if left to my own devices I could live on potato chips. Of any kind. Zapp’s Voodoo chips, Doritos, Kettle Chips, my favorite McClure’s Spicy Pickle Chips, It doesn’t matter. I love that salty, unhealthy crunch. Lately I have cut them from my diet. It has not been fun. I made a deal with myself that I could have some this week if I made them myself. And I baked them. I was afraid. But its about time I posted something unhealthy on here! Also I had to wait for it to cool down outside. And I need a sweater today, so that time has come. And it is a GOOD TIME.
Nutrition – Better than store-bought!
Makes – Enough.
You Need –
10 little red potatoes (Mine were from the CSA)
A lot of vinegar. I used white.
Now, my mandoline is not great and does not do potatoes well, much less paper thin ones. I used a vegetable peeler and then reserved the leftover nubs in a separate bowl to make a roasted version. When all is peeled, cover in vinegar. I used about 3/4 vinegar and 1/4 water. Let them soak for a minimum of two hours and then drain.
Preheat the oven to 450. Toss potatoes with as much or as little olive oil and salt as you like. Layer in a single file line on a baking rack and place on a pan. Do not try and use just a pan. You will regret it. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven and take out when they’re browned and crisp. I may or may not have gotten excited and grabbed a handful to try and then realized I should take a photo of how they look on the rack.
Its just that I haven’t had chips in so long and they are SO GOOD!!! Drain ’em a bit on a paper towel while you eat. haha.
Also, this may come as a surprise, but these are actually great on top of soup. AND they’re amazing when done with sunchokes instead of potatoes like on this awesome parsnip and sunchoke soup I made, that I can’t give you the recipe for because it isn’t mine. : )
Next time I think Ima have to try and make Doritos. I am craving neon cheese powder.
I, too, have given up my beloved chips for some better nutrition. We have some potatoes at home that we grew, and this may have to be their fate! Thanks for posting this recipe!
YES! They’re delicious! Best enjoyed the same day though, so don’t make too many at once! haha.
Potato chips are my weakness. They are fried, salty, crunchy . . . argh! They are SO good!
Never made them at home before though. You make it look so easy and delicious! Must rectify.
Can’t wait to see what home-made Doritos are like!
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