For Christmas, my sister found my Amazon.com wishlist and bought me a couple of things, including a kit that makes potato chips in the microwave.
So, I put "making potato chips" on my list.
I love chips. But, honestly, between the fat and the salt, they're not very good for me. My blood pressure is high enough, and really, I don't need to complicate my weight loss item any more.
So, it's Saturday and we're mostly snowed in, and I've got a potato and my new Christmas gift, so I figure...what the heck! Let's make potato chips!
The process is really simple. You use a mandoline to slice up a potato--the thinner the better.
Then, you take the slices of potato and dry them off by pressing them between paper towels. I also salted my chips--first with pink Himalayan salt, but then the second batch with Old Bay. I used too much Old Bay in that batch--a little goes a long way.
Place the chips on the silicone tray (which is dishwasher safe by the way), and pop it in the microwave for about three minutes.
The chips turned out well. They were crispy (which surprised me, and I didn't really miss the fat, at all. They were definitely better than those baked potato chips that you can buy at the grocery store.
Here's the problem, though. You can't really get that many chips on a tray. I assembled my second tray while the first was cooking, and then when the first tray came out, I pretty much ate them all in about a minute, meaning that I had to wait two more minutes for more chips from my second batch. I got about two batches from a medium sized yukon gold potato.
So, it was a quick, easy and healthy snack, but since I was eating them faster than I could make them, this is not exactly going to work for you, if you're making chips for a party. But it was a fun project, and since it was a stand-alone item, I've completed this one in its entirety!