Homemade Potato Chips

Do you have extra potatoes lying around and not sure what to do with them? Well, when my potatoes start growing extra limbs I always feel the need to make lots of potato recipes. This is my favorite potato themed late-night snack. It's quite simple.

2-3 medium potatoes (this usually fills a baking sheet)
1/8 cup butter
salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Slice the potatoes thinly. (The thinner the better...it's just difficult to do. Tom found some weird gadget in his house that we used to make the wavy chips. I honestly have no idea what it was supposed to be used for or what it was called.) Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place the slices as a single layer on the sheet. Using one of those handy pastry brushes (try a real paintbrush if you don't have one! Just make sure it's clean...), paint both sides of the potato slices. Top with however much salt you like and bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown and (hopefully) crispy.

I sprinkled a little bit of garlic powder on some of the chips and I really liked the taste. Some people also like pepper on their chips. Try to experiment and find out ways to copy your favorite potato chip flavors.

Just be sure to watch out for your chips during the last few minutes of cooking. I didn't check enough and mine came out a little burnt. Nice and crispy though!

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried using other types of fat? Shortening (Crisco), for example, isn't greasy afterward because it's a hydrogenated fat (solid at room temp). It is probably worse for you, but your chips might come out less moist. Just melt it first, then brush it on.