Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oven Baked Salt, Pepper and Vinegar Potato Chips

My poor abandoned blog! Unfortunately my laptop is not working right now and the blog is paying the price. It's definitely in need of more attention so I'll be making a big effort to write more. I do have a birthday cake to make this week so that should be up soon.
I made these potato chips on a whim Saturday night. Salt and vinegar chips are my all time favourite, and I wanted to add the goodness of pepper. The bake time on these chips gives them a crispness and a slight chewiness that's just delicious. The base recipe was inspired by The Talking Kitchen. Follow the link for a crispier chip!
Served in a paper cone just like the waterfront!
You Need:
4-6 medium potatoes (I used russet, but any white/gold potato should work)
2-4 c. white vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

To Do:
1) Peel and slice potatoes. I used a mandoline but a food processor or chefs knife would also do the trick. Just remember they should be thin, like potato chips.
2) Place in a large bowl and add just enough vinegar to cover the potatoes and set aside for at least 2 hours. Extra soaking time = extra flavour.
3) After soaking, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Drain potatoes and toss with oil, salt and pepper.
Use excess oil from the potatoes to grease 2 cookie sheets (just dip a pastry brush in the bottom of the bowl). Place slices in a single layer on the cookie sheet. My five potatoes took about 3 1/2 sheets, so I baked in two batches.
3) Bake for 10-12 minutes and flip. Let cook for an additional 6-10 minutes, until desired crispness is reached. You can try different levels of crispness on different batches! Once crispy enough (feel free to snack on one as a tester!)  remove from oven and agitate chips so they don't stick. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!
Soaking up that vinegar flavour
This was an easy and fun late night snack. I'd like to use the base recipe to make a rosemary chip in the future. What kind of flavours would you like to try?

4 comments:

  1. WOW! These look amazing! I want to try them. Adding some lime juice may be good too.

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    1. Oh, lime juice! A margarita style chip!

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  2. these look wonderful! thank you for visiting my blog.
    have a wonderful weekend

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