Once upon a time (about a week ago), I though making potato chips at home was hard. For some reason I assumed it included either frying the potatoes or baking them in the oven at a low temperature for a long time. I thought I wouldn’t be able to cut the potatoes thin enough without a very sharp knife or a mandolin. I was so wrong. So, so wrong.
This is the easiest recipe I could ever post – it’s so easy it might not even be considered a recipe. It’s almost easier than opening a bag of store bought potato chips. And you can add whatever seasonings you want!
Please, please (I beg you), try this for the Super Bowl this weekend. Your friends will be extremely impressed and you’ll never buy a bag of potato chips again.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Slice 1 russet potato into 1/8 inch slices and arrange on baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip over. Bake in 5 minute increments, removing chips as they brown, until all of the chips are cooked.
Yield: 2 servings. Per Serving: $0.52, 82 calories, 0g fat, 24g carbs, 1g protein.