Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade (NOT FRIED) Chips and Dip! :)

So, this recipe came about since I have a few extra potatoes that have started to go bad. I went online and looked up 'microwave' chips and got some ideas. I did not want to use any oil (not even for coating) so I simply modified a couple of recipes and merged into one. Here we go!

1 russet potato (I'm sure whatever potato you have on hand would work fine!)
Cooking Spray
Seasoning (I prefer garlic salt! GET CREATIVE!)
Microwaveable Plate

I used my mandolin (THANKS MAMA!) to cut the potato into ultra thin slices. This could be done with a knife just as easily. Liberally spray the plate with cooking spray. Next, lay the slices in a single layer in the plate. Like this:

Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. Take out the plate and flip the 'chips' - Careful, they are HOT. Cook for another 5 minutes. *Microwave times vary - watch them closely* Once the chips are browned and crisp on both sides remove from microwave.

Meanwhile, in a small dipping cup combine 1 tablespoon sour cream (reduced fat is my favorite) with a pinch of each of the following: minced onion, garlic salt, and chives! VOILA - Sour Cream and Onion Dip! :)

This was a PERFECT snack! Who doesn't chips and dip?!?!

This is a great way to get creative and use up those extra potatoes! My next adventure will be this method using sweet potatoes! :)

What are your favorite flavors of chips?