Fat Free Potato Chips
Oct31

Fat Free Potato Chips

Growing up in South Africa, we would go to the Doll House Roadhouse in the wee hours of the morning—after the jol (“good time”)—and eat hot, salty “slap chips” (Afrikaans for “soft”), doused in vinegar. My friend, Sheryl, taught me to put the slap chips right into your Greek Salad—believe it or not it’s amazing! I could sure go for one of those right now! These potato chips give you the same fix (well… almost) but with a healthy twist. Sam (the husband), being from Calgary, Canada, also grew up on chips and vinegar. Aja (the toddler) hasn’t acquired a taste for it just yet! For years I was intimidated by the mandoline and sliced these by hand. I can’t believe how much time I wasted! Using a mandoline slicer is SO easy, and then you just pop it in the dishwasher. Couldn’t be simpler. Just be VERY CAREFUL and for goodness sake do not cut yourself! It does come with a part with teeth that you stick into whatever you’re slicing, but I find it annoying when the potato keeps slipping off. I personally prefer to buy more potatoes than necessary, so I don’t have to get close enough to the end to worry about making a “finger fry”! My mandoline has 4 different settings in millimeters: 0.5, 1.3, 2.0, 3.0.  I think for these chips 3.0 is best, because otherwise the chips burn too easily. For your first time, buy an extra potato in case you need some practice getting even slices. If your slices aren’t uniform they won’t cook evenly and some might burn. The faster you push the mandolin down and up in an even motion, the better the slices will come out. I used to turn the chips over halfway but discovered that this step is unnecessary. (Yay.) I’ve tried to cook these ahead of time and if I leave them on the pan they turn black—not pretty! If you have any idea why I’d love to hear from you!   Tip: Soaking the potatoes in ice water stops them from getting brown and also keeps them crisp.   Enjoy them with Bun-less Turkey burgers >> Cool Tools: Kyocera Ceramic Slicer Vinegar Bottle with Pourer If you keep making these, you will find the need for a vinegar bottle with a spout, so you don’t totally drown the poor chips unintentionally! I love mine. I have one for olive oil, balsamic vinegar and white vinegar.   Fat Free Potato Chips 2013-08-05 15:27:23 Serves 2 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 45 min Prep Time 20 min...

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