Homemade Potato Chips (Healthy....ish)
I'm not going to lie I love potato chips, unfortunately since they are so unhealthy we never have them in our house. So one day I asked my dad if I could experiment with making homemade potato chips, he said no because they are a mess, they are unhealthy and they don't even taste that good, but I said what if I could make a healthy good tasting version and my dad said "who am I to keep you from your life's calling?), (note: I never said my potato chips would't make a mess). So here I am, about a month and a half later having spent way more time then I should have making healthy, homemade potato chips (note: when I say healthy I don't mean like eating a piece of broccoli with protein powder sprinkled on top, I mean like eating a potato) In this article I'll tell you my recipe and the research I did to make it.
first I looked at other people's recipes and I found that the most unhealthy part of the chip was the deep frying, so I tried cook the potato chips in a oven that was a complete failure some chips were not cooked at all and some were burnt. Next I tried cooking them on a skillet (I did not deep fry then I just put a little oil) that didn't work either, so I did some more research. The Ideal way to cook the potato chips would be in a air fryer but I don't have one and a lot of you probably don't so I found a very unsuspected way to cook them that all of you can probably do. A microwave! It gets the chips crispy without oil and it's very easy so here is my finale recipe:
Slice the potatoes very thin, you can use a mandolin, a spiralizer or just a knife.
Next put the potatoes in ice water for a few minutes and then rinse (this is to get all the starch out).
Soak the potatoes in salty water for 30 minutes, you can also add viniger, garlic or other spices of your choice.
Put the chips on a plate and cook until the middle of the potatoe turns golden brown.
Season with garlic powder, salt or any other spices.