Everybody loves a good potato chip, but purchasing bags of potato chips can get a bit pricey after a while. Why spend money on having a fantastic chip, when you can simply make them at home for less money? It is not difficult to do, and can be done in a matter of minutes. Just follow a couple of simple recipe variations, and you will be able to enjoy great, homemade chips .Best of all, your homemade chips will lack the preservatives and processed sugars and sodium of store-bought chips. This means that they are more nutritious, and have less processed components on them that can lead to poorer health.
Start with three medium red potatoes. You can use standard brown potatoes as well; however, red ones tend to have a bit more natural flavor. You will also need fresh salt and ground black pepper. Have three tablespoons of oil and, if desired, a couple of cloves of garlic as well. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Make sure you have a non-stick pan or parchment paper lining the sheet. Cut your potatoes into 1/8-inch round slices. Cook potato slices in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, drain well, and then add ingredients in a large bowl. Afterwards, place the potatoes on a sheet (one layer), and back for 15 minutes. You now have fantastic homemade chips.
You can add whatever ingredients you would like on your chips to make them more your style. For instance, you can add diced basil or cilantro to your chips when mixing them in the bowl. You can also use different types of oil to bring out different flavors. Some people enjoy vinegar with their salted chips. You can even add your favorite hot sauce for a bit of a bite with each delicious chip.
To have a healthier version of the same chips, use less oil, making sure to stillat least get some oil on each chip. Use a lighter oil as well, with less calories overall. Potatoes are naturally high in carbohydrates and sugars, so cutting down on them is not an option unless you simply eat fewer chips. However, you can add more quality ingredients and spices to make the chips more nutritiously dense.
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