For some reason, since I’m vegetarian, people think that I live on a diet of rocks and straw. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our family of 5 eats VERY well! Delicious food, whole ingredients, chock full of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, fun to cook and enjoyable to eat. (Any of you who know my Instagram Feed know that I eat well!) But, hey, I still love “bad” food. I just eat it in moderation, or – better yet – have figured out a more basic, sorta-good-for-you version.
Like Potato Chips. I don’t buy kettle chips very often because, when I do, I will sit and eat the whole bag. That’s why this very simple recipe for hand cut potato chips is one of my favorites!
INGREDIENTS: Potatoes, washed and any bad parts trimmed off. Leave the skins on. Also: Olive Oil, Sea Salt (any salt will do, but sea salt is great), Fresh Cracked Pepper (again, any pepper will do), and any other seasoning you like (I like to throw on some some steak seasoning).
DIRECTIONS: Preheat Oven to 400° degrees. Cut potatoes into thin slices with a grater, mandoline, or knife (careful of those fingers!). Hint: the thinner you slice, the crispier they’ll get. Toss the the slices in a bowl and combine with olive oil, salt, pepper, etc. to taste.
COOKING: Spread on a baking tray or cookie sheet, place on center rack for approximately 20-25 minutes (until golden brown).
SERVING: Remove from oven, let cool, serve and enjoy!
What I love about this recipe is that it gives you your fat/salt craving without too many bad calories and with very simple, healthy ingredients. It’s fun to make and it’s also extremely versatile. You can mix up the spices, seasonings in order to adjust it to what else is on the menu. Play with the oven temperature/duration to suit your preferences. There really isn’t a wrong way to do this recipe – you can mix it up any way you like! By the way, an awesome variation on this is with sweet potatoes – add a little cinnamon sugar into the mix and they’re killer!