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Home Made Potato Chips! - Elf M. Sternberg
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Home Made Potato Chips!

Home made potato chips
This has to be the easiest recipe in the world, but it requires both that you have a food processor and a microwave oven with a removable glass sheet bottom, like the kind you find is carousels.

Take one russet potato and trim it so it fits into the feed of your food processor. With the slicing attachment, run the processor, pressing down lightly. You want the slices to be nice and thin.

Separate them, drizzle about 1/4 cup of olive oil, then lay them down in a single layer on the glass sheet of your microwave oven. Cook on high for 4-8 minutes, depending upon the oven's power. Scrape them off with a spatula and let cool. Perfect home-made potato chips. They're far more delicious than anything you buy at the store.

I haven't yet experimented with flavors like curry, tumeric, or salt & vinegar, but we'll get to that.

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resonant From: resonant Date: March 22nd, 2010 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Works with sweet potatoes, too, although you have to be more careful not to overcook them. Lower glycemic index, and they taste really good.
lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: March 22nd, 2010 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I bet a mandoline would also work for cutting the potatoes. Another specialty item, though, and I bet more people have food processors than mandolines.
srmalloy From: srmalloy Date: March 22nd, 2010 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
A V-slicer will work, too, and those can be found for under $15 in places. Or, for the people who like an all-in-one solution done up for them in a pretty package, jbox.com has a microwave potato chip kit that has a circular plastic frame to stand the slices up on edge for more even cooking, a bowl to hold the slices as you cut them, and a vegetable slicer that sits on top of the bowl.
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