Boredom has struck again...either that or pure laziness lol
I found myself craving some good ol plain salted chips. I don''t usually have chips in the house and it doesn't show its face on my shopping list very often. which means I need to get off my lazy behind and drag three sleepy whinny kids to the store...yeah NOT happening!
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for you moms with two or more kids...doesn't it just bother you that the stores only offer carts with one seat (maybe two seats, but you will have to fight the other moms greedily eyeing it...to the death if you must...good luck with that!) they should come up with a better way for moms with three kids under three to drag there them around.
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For those of you who've never experienced an overtired hungry two year old in a over-crowded-no-lanes-open Walmart, let me illuminate it for you. It's as if that sweet contained cherub of yours becomes a possessed and uncontrolled mess of "I want...I want...I want..." followed by ear shattering screams and nerve wracking whines. Its definitely not a scene for the faint of heart!
And so I'm sure you fully understand the reason of my apprehension of taking three of such cherubs with me, just for a measly bag of unwanted calories. So like every other time, I decided to make my own chips.
this technique was very interesting and fun but extremely time consuming. I definitely won't be making homemade chips by the bag!
All that was needed really was a golden potato, sea salt or other spices based on your own preference, paper towels, olive oil and a microwave.
These were VERY addicting! I only wish I could make more in one go. the moment they came out of the microwave I was holding back on popping them in my mouth!
Try them just for fun! ;-)
Pointers I found useful:
- I didn't use the bag I just dunked the potato chips in the oil on the plate and made sure both sides were covered.
- I used extra virgin olive oil .
- Overlapping chips is not recommened, as they tend to be slightly "chewy" in the end compared to keeping them seperated.
- For toppings I used seasalt, you can use onion powder, cayenne or squeeze fresh lime juice with the olive oil in the plate before dunking the potatoes, and then seasoned with seasalt and just a little kool-aid lemonade powder mix. (the kind without sugar added) The powder mix has citric acid in it which really gave the salty lime chips a nice zing!
- Always watch the plate in the microwave, it only takes sec. for the chips to burn.
- I used my kitchenaid mandoline to slice the potatoes, the thinner the crispier and the quicker they cook. but try to keep the slices similar in size.
- use any spices you would like, spice blends work well...experiment!
- Why not trying this with beets and sweet potato? I haven't tried it but it seems doable ;-) Here's a recipe from Giada de Laurentiis, but it involves frying the chips. but sounds good nonetheless.