Winter Recipes: Baked Chips

When I am not reading or writing papers, most of my time is spent cooking. For some twisted reason, I have always found cooking to be relaxing and a great way to take my mind off studies. So now that I am off for the Thanksgiving break, I thought about sharing a few simple recipes with you guys so that you can have fun food too. Given that in Grad School there is hardly time to spend preparing intricate dishes, I try and work with recipes which are quick, simple and ensure that I would not have to end up eating junk food.

So to kick off the recipe series, the first recipe is how to make baked potato chips. For this you will require the following:

  1. Three or Four medium sized potatoes
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Olive oil
  4. Whatever other spices you like

Collage ChipsPeel the potatoes and cut them up in to equal sized chips. Boil some water and add a bit of salt to it (about a teaspoon full). Once the water comes to boil, add the chips to it. Let the chips boil for about 5 minutes. The idea is to soften up the chips so do not leave them in there long enough that they start breaking. Take the chips out and put them under cold water and let them cool down.

In this time, pre-heat your oven to 475 F and put on a frying pan with a table spoon of olive oil. Throw in your now cooled chips in to the frying pan and give them a quick fry (2 to 3 minutes) plus season them with salt and pepper, the idea here is to get them seasoned equally.

Take a non stick baking tray and spread your chips on it equally. Place the baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes at 475 F. Make sure to turn your chips after about 7 minutes so they brown nicely on each side.

After 15 minutes take out the baking tray and let it rest for a couple of minutes before enjoying your baked chips that will go really well with ketchup and mustard.

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