Sunday, July 18, 2010

spudatious

We happend upon extra potatoes in the pantry today and decided to have an adventure with a recipe I'd been emailed this week. And, to my pleasure, it turned out really well!

Here's the original recipe I was emailed: (thanks Jane!)
Microwave Potato Chips

4 Large Potatoes (Russet, Yellow Gold, White or Red) washed well with skin on
Slice as thin as possible 1/16" "paper thin"
Place Potatoe slices in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, cover with iced cold water-let stand 10 minutes
Remove in batches-onto a paper towel and pat dry.
Sprinkle with your choice of herbs or spices.
Lay on microwave bacon tray in thin single layer. (spray tray with oil the first time)
If don't have bacon tray cover plate with parchment paper so they won't stick
Microwave on High 5-5 1/2 minutes till they curl slightly and turn light brown.
Note: the second and third batch may take less time to cook
We were skeptical, but they were wonderful!! I used one red petite potato and sliced it into about 11 pieces. I sprayed the bacon dish with butter flavored pam and sprinkled kosher salt onto the slices. They only needed to cook for about 2 1/2 minutes.

They were so good that we were just plain shocked.

I have found a new favorite chip!!

Now, my visions for the future include soaking them in water and vinegar and seeing if we can come up with some salt and vinegar chips. Also I have plans for some that are seasoned with olive oil and rosemary. The Hater has a vision for some with red pepper or BBQ. This will be an easy snack in our future; I'm pumped for a non-fried chip option that doesn't taste like air.

Baby liked them, too, and ate them as fast as we did. She's had corn chips before, but not a potato chip, per se. She was eager to mmmmm... and such was the beginning of her fall into worse food choices.

3 comments:

Marian said...

Did you do the water soak step or micro them after you sliced them?

Sweet potatoes should work, too. Sprinkle them with some taco seasoning mix. Yum!

genderist said...

We decided to follow the recipe the first time (minus using a red potato instead of a large potato). I sliced, then soaked, then dabbed dry, then microwaved.

We've been talking about how god sweet potatoes would be, too. Mmm!

Marian said...

Ima gonna try these tonight!