I saw this on television and I cannot for the life of me remember where. This is not my original idea. I am not nearly clever enough to come up with something as brilliant as this on my own.
I have a secret. I love potato chips. They're sort of my weakness. Along with wine, dark chocolate, champagne, dirty martinis, oysters... Ok, well you get the idea. I could inhale a bag of these crispy salty treats in one sitting. For real. I kid you not. But I don't. It takes a great deal of restraint but I manage. Sometimes I have better restraint than others. But now, I don't have to. You see I have the answer to making an incredibly flavorful, crispy, mouth wateringly delicious potato chip with just a scant amount of oil. A scant? Well, a couple of brush strokes. That's it. For real.
The image above shows what you need.
- 1 russet, red, purple or any type of potato you wish.
- Wax or Parchment paper
- Sea salt (or any flavored or specialty salt)
- Olive oil, a scant amount
- 1 piece of paper toweling
- 1 microwave-safe dish
- Mandoline slice
Easy peasy. We all have this stuff lying around
How much oil?
You literally paint the wax paper a couple of times. You can even measure how scant that is!
So what to do?
- Slice the potato into really thin slices using a mandoline
- gently blot the slices to remove excess water
- Apply some olive oil to a pastry brush and brush over a piece of wax paper large enough to cover your plate
- Place potatoes on the wax paper (You will need to do this in several batches.)
- Place in Microwave. On television they said 2-3 minutes depending on your setting. I needed 4 minutes per batch.
- When done remove from microwave, sprinkle with sea salt, then set aside to cool and harden.
- Try not to pick at the first batch while you finish up... It's hard but try!
- Repeat steps 1-6 until the potato is done.
Entire cook time may take close to 10 minutes. So worth every second.
1 medium red potato has 123 calories and a ton of potassium and a scant amount of healthy fat from the olive oil. Try this with a sweet potato for additional nutritional value.
Your mouth and your waistline will thank you!
See the lovely golden color? Can't you practically taste their crunchiness?
Nothing like a home made potato chip... Even better with none of the guilt!
Won't you try one?
Too bad I ate them all. Yep. That's right... every single one of them!
You should most definitely try this at home!