Homemade Potato Chips

I’m back!  The movie is finally over and I have until the end of April before I start the next one so I’m hoping to get in lots of cooking and baking and blogging!

Bob and I are on a quest to lose some weight and get in shape (again!) so on January 30 (the day I started on the movie) we began our quest.  This is our 8th week and so far he has lost about 35 pounds and I have lost about 16!  Yahoo!  I have been doing Nutrisystems and Bob has been following his own plan and we are doing pretty good.  We’ve been trying to figure out how to make some of our favorite foods in a more healthy way and one of those is potato chips so here is our version of healthier potato chips.

Pampered Chef came out with this great new product called a “Microwave Chip Maker” which looks like this:

You simply slice the potatoes to desired thickness, we used another PC product called the “Simple Slicer” for that and here it is:


So you slice the potatoes, place them in a single layer on each chip maker tray, put the trays on top of each other and place in the microwave for about 8 minutes, salt as desired and TA DA! homemade chips which are really good!  Bob has been experimenting a bit with soaking the chips in cold, salted water before cooking and I’m guessing you could flavor them that way as well such as with vinegar, etc.  They taste surprisingly good and fill that craving for crunchy and salty without a lot of calories!


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