homemade potato chips

 

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baked potato chips

One of piepie’s favourite foods is mashed potatoes. I rarely buy white potatoes but when I did this time it was a big bag (…oh Costco…) so I had all these potatoes. I decided to treat the kids after school one day with baked homemade potato chips. They are definitely a labour of love but totally worth it.

what you need:

  • 2 medium potatoes (I used yukon gold)
  • cooking oil (I used grape seed oil)
  • sea salt

what to do:

  1. Wash and peel potatoes.
  2. Using a mandolin on it’s lowest setting (1/16″ if possible) – carefully thinly slice potato into rounds. If you don’t have a mandolin, you can use a knife to thinly slice the potatoes but you will probably end up with thicker slices than I did, therefore your bake time will be longer.
  3. Soak potato slices in a large bowl of cold water. This step is important to release the starches, so that you get a crispier chip.
  4. Lay out paper towels and place potato slices on the paper towel (one layer) and then layer paper towel on top – you want them to be as dry as possible.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 F convection. If you don’t have convection, use 425 F.
  6. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and lay potato slices (one layer) to fill the sheet. Lightly drizzle oil over potatoes, and use a brush to evenly coat surface of potato slices. Flip them over to do the same on both sides.
  7. Lightly salt the tops of the potato slices.
  8. Bake in the middle rack for about 4-5 minutes, checking frequently (especially if they are super thin) to ensure they aren’t burning! Once the edges are slightly browned, take the cookie sheet out and flip each potato slice.
  9. Put it back in the oven for about 2 minutes or so. Remove once golden brown.
  10. Place them onto a plate lined with paper towel, then transfer to serving dish. Enjoy! (they won’t last very long)