I've decided to start a sort-of "how to" weekly post in order to force myself to break away from studying/stressing constantly. This week's installment I'll show you how to feed that undying craving for potatoes.
I don't know about you, but I have days where I just crave a McDonald's fry. I know, they're unhealthy, and who knows how old they are. The past 2 weeks, in order to satisfy this potato craving of mine, I've made a potato soup and most recently, these delicious homemade potato chips. My original inspiration behind this was off food for my family.
When I got home today after work (and trekking through the snow!), I felt like potatoes. Luckily for me we still had one left over. Here are the steps I took to achieving these crunchy Ms. Vickie's-esque chips.
1) Scrub the potatoes clean, then slice thinly with a mandoline , or if you're like me and own one from the 80's, chop 'em up as thinly and evenly as possible.
2) Soak the slices in a bowl of warm/cold water for about 15 mins, this helps with the starchiness and it sticking when baking.
3) Drain the water and add olive oil to coat, make sure you coat all of the slices
4) Place on baking tray and season with sea salt, pepper, and whatever else you think would be tasty. Be adventurous!
5) Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minute bursts, mine took about an hour in the oven at 325F.
6) Drain excess oil on a paper towel.