I am always looking for fun things to do for my kids, and I posted last year about making Valentine’s Day treats without red dye. Making just about anything heart shaped is always fun, and I decided to do homemade, heart shaped potato chips! I had two heart shaped cookie cutters; one too big and one too small, so I decided to shape them by hand.
Not great, but not too bad! Someone with more talent than me could do a much better job, or just get a cookie cutter that is the right size! 🙂
To make homemade potato chips, scrub and slice (1/16″ thickeness) potatoes. You can make these thicker or thinner as you prefer! Soak the slices in water w/ a pinch of salt, then pat dry and season as desired.
You can make these in the microwave on a bacon tray (rub lightly with a paper towel dipped in olive oil to help with sticking) or on a microwave safe plate lined with parchment paper. (If you don’t use the microwave, bake at 350 on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or sprayed with non-stick spray/very lightly oiled. They will take 10+ minutes in the oven depending on thickness.)
The chips take approximately 4 minutes in my 1200 watt microwave. This will vary based on your microwave, how thick you cut your potatoes and how crispy you like your chips. Watch the first batch carefully, as they can go from squishy to overdone fairly quickly!
Heart shaped or not, these homemade baked chips are delicious, and my kids gobble them up plain, without adding salt or seasoning. You can also make them with sweet potatoes!
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I think it would be fun to try these potato chips. I enjoy chips and would like my own healthier version like these.
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