Homemade Potato Chips

I know what you’re thinking,  “But they’re only $1.99 a bag at the store.”  Yes, true, but these are so good and easy and actually pretty fun to make.  I used the potatoes we dug at the farm a couple weekends ago.  And I kind of made up my own recipe so there is plenty of room for play and improvement.  These are oven baked so there is no vat of hot oil on your stove and thus, no greasy mess to clean up.  But the basic idea is this:

First you slice the potatoes really thin.  A mandoline works perfectly for this.

Put your sharp cutting tool away and let the kids get involved.  Let them give your cookie sheets a thin coating of olive oil, not too much though, just enough to coat the side of the chip that is against it.  A pastry brush works really well for this.  Then give the “up” side a quick brush too and a sprinkle of seasoning.  I used seasoned salt, just a kid-sized pinch will do.

Place the sheet in a 400 degree oven.  And watch them.  There can be a lot of variables here such as the type of pan (aluminum, dark nonstick which I used), how thinly the potatoes are sliced, how hot your oven actually gets, etc.  So just keep an eye on these.

It doesn’t take that long but you don’t want them to get too dark.

Cool them on a plate lined with paper towel and eat.  I’ve never had any left over, but if you do, I imagine they could probably be stored in an airtight container for a day or two.  So good!

Enjoy!  And let me know if you try this.

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