Baked Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

Background and History

Baked Potato Chips offer a healthier twist on the beloved classic, providing the same satisfying crunch with less oil than their deep-fried counterparts. Originating from the vibrant world of snack foods, potato chips have a storied history dating back to the 19th century, when chef George Crum accidentally created the first potato chips at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. The advent of baking instead of frying adds a modern touch, combining the timeless joy of snacking with a health-conscious approach.

Ingredients

Potatoes

4 medium-sized, russet or Yukon Gold.

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons.

Salt

To taste.

Black Pepper

To taste.

Paprika

1/2 teaspoon (optional).

Garlic Powder

1/2 teaspoon (optional).

Chopped Fresh Herbs

(e.g., rosemary, thyme) for garnish (optional).

Serves

4

Time

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

20-25 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 40 minutes

Instructions

Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Prepare Potatoes

Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly.

Thinly slice the potatoes into rounds using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer.

Soak in Cold Water

Soak the potato slices in cold water for 10-15 minutes to remove excess starch.

Dry and Coat with Olive Oil

Pat the potato slices dry with a kitchen towel.

In a bowl, toss the slices with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and optional paprika or garlic powder.

Arrange on Baking Sheet

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Arrange the potato slices in a single layer, ensuring they do not overlap.

Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the chips are crispy.

Cool and Garnish

Allow the potato chips to cool on the baking sheet.

Optionally, garnish with chopped fresh herbs for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~100 per serving

Fat: ~3g

Carbohydrates: ~18g

Fiber: ~2g

Protein: ~2g

Notes

Experiment with different potato varieties for varied textures.

Customize seasonings to your taste preferences.

Store in an airtight container to maintain crispiness.

Allergy Warning

Check for potential allergens in seasonings, especially if using pre-mixed blends.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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