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Baked Potato Chip Recipe

Almost any recipe can be made-over into a lighter or more healthier version. You can add spinach to fruit smoothies, you can bake instead of fry (ie: oven fried pickles), and you can substitute for healthier ingredients (ie: tuna potato salad without mayonnaise). Because of my addiction to jalapeno potato chips, I decided to see if I could make baked chips. It was a successful attempt, because my three year old even enjoyed them.

Baked Potato Chips Recipe

Ingredients
5 Russett or Yukon Gold Potatoes
3 jalapenos
3-5 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Scrub your potatoes under running water. I don’t peel the potatoes because leaving the skin on adds more health benefits including fiber, iron and other vitamins.

I recently purchased a mandolin, and let me tell you, this is one of the best tools of the kitchen. The mandolin allows you to cut very thin slices, perfect for this potato chip recipe.

After all of the potatoes are sliced, I place them in a large Ziploc bag, to which I add the three sliced jalapenos, seeds included. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and add Extra Virgin Olive Oil to thinly coat, around 4 Tablespoons. Let this mixture rest for about 15 minutes. You may omit the jalapenos and add any of your favorite seasonings: garlic and sea salt, a powdered ranch packet or pre-made seasonings. What flavor would you make?

Preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. I pour the potatoes into a colander to strain any excess oil. Bake the potatoes for about 45 minutes and switch the bottom and top pans about half way through. You may have to adjust the temperature or baking time, depending on how the potatoes are cooking.

..and voila! You have baked potato chips! If you try this recipe, let me know what variations you try!

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Comments

  1. I am a total pepper head. I can’t eat sugar, so those lovely hot pepper potato chips are out for me. I buy regular chips, then I combine cayenne, xylitol, and jalapeno pepper powder, and dump it into the open bag. It works good.

  2. This looks great! I have been looking for a way get the jalapeno flavor baked in. I’ll be doing this (with the jalapeno pre-soak) and tossing them with some homemade jalapeno salt after baking for an extra kick!

  3. What you could do is plug in the ingredients into a recipe calculator online. It won’t be the exact nutrition info, but I bet it would be close.

  4. @ Emily: Hi again Emily. I’m having some friends over and there huge about nutrition. I really wanted to make this for them and was wondering if you knew how many calories, grams of carbs and sodium there would be in your recipe? Thank you so much.

  5. Yay- good to hear @Amiee!!

  6. @ Emily: youre right, i did cut them a little thick. I tried them again today and they turned out delicious… thank you for the delicous recipe!

  7. Are you cutting the potatoes paper thin? If they are thick they won’t get crispy enough like a potato chip…

  8. It looks delicious, but for some reason the potato chips are not cooking, there just jalapeno flavored potatoes. Do you know whats wrong? Could it have something to do with the fact that I used Medditeranean Blend Olive Oil instead of Extra Virgin?? Thank you and im very excited to try this amazing recipe.

  9. I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago, they came out great. I have used this recipe several times and changed it up a bit each time, one time I used paprika instead of the jalapenos. Another time I made sweeter, snack like chips, I added brown sugar and used milk instead of olive oil. I still used a little bit of cooking spray for the pan or you can bake them on parchment paper. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!

    Brown sugar and milk? I have to try it!

  10. I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago, they came out great. I have used this recipe several times and changed it up a bit each time, one time I used paprika instead of the jalapenos. Another time I made sweeter, snack like chips, I added brown sugar and used milk instead of olive oil. I still used a little bit of cooking spray for the pan or you can bake them on parchment paper. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!

  11. I tried this recipe this past weekend. Turned out great!! I separated potato slices into 3 ziplock bags and used garlic powder for one, cayenne for another, and paprika for the last. All came out great.

  12. These are phenomenal. My coworker used your recipe to make some last night and brought them in today. I can’t stop eating them. THANKS for posting!

    @TempleTouchMom

  13. I love making my own potato chips! Such an easy and delicious side or snack. My variation was barbeque season +cayenne pepper. Smokey and delicious!

  14. DELICIOUS! I used habanero, garlic and lime zest. I can’t believe how much flavor gets infused into the chips. I can’t wait to make more (and I’m telling EVERYONE I KNOW about these!)

  15. I just started making my own potato chips too. It’s so much easier than I thought it would be.

    Never thought about the jalapenos though. What a great idea! My husband will love this. Thanks!

  16. Thank you for sharing! Will try these for sure! Love jalapenos!

  17. YUM!!!! The photo looks great;)

  18. Those look delicious! Your photography is amazing!

  19. This is a great recipe and you could probably try using other vegetables as well!

  20. This sounds awesome! We just bought some white cheddar popcorn seasoning and will try that! I will let you know how they come out!

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