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My Guilty Pleasure Side: Homemade Potato Chips

The last few weeks I have provided you with delicious, fresh, healthy side recipes... however sometimes a girl just wants something that has a little crunch to it, and I don't mean the crunch of a carrot. I'm talking about the crisp bite of homemade potato chips. I have a huge weakness for them, so salty, so potatoey, and so satisfyingly tasty that I lick my fingers every time. Unfortunately I've made homemade potato chips countless times with a variety of recipes and have yet to perfect the art that is potato chip making. Always up for a compelling challenge, I'm going to give this recipe a try. Potato chips are a great side with sandwiches, soups, burgers, and hot dogs. They make a great appetizer when paired with a selection of dipping sauces and are excellent picnic food. For the recipe,

Homemade Potato Chips
From Simply Recipes

4 russet (baking) potatoes, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/8 inch thick
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of butter, melted
coarse salt to taste

  1. Pat the potatoes dry between paper towels and arrange them in one layer in 2 buttered cookie sheets pans.
  2. Brush the potatoes with the butter, bake them in a preheated 500°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  3. Sprinkle them with the salt.

Serves 4.

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pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Ooh I want to make these right now!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Im craving them now!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
These look delicious!
SU3 SU3 10 years
sounds great! & oh so simple! :)
pink_glowstick03 pink_glowstick03 10 years
soooooo going to try this for my party!!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
definitely scrumptious!!
redsox26 redsox26 10 years
fun! they sound like they are healthier than other potato chips too
jhuck jhuck 10 years
They look so delish! Going to have to try this one soon!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
So simple too. Yum!
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
My dad used to make these when i was little, thaey are sooo good!
figurine figurine 10 years
Indeed a simple recipe, might have to try those. Thanks partysugar!
pinky8486 pinky8486 10 years
Those sound great. When I saw the picture they looked fried and delicious, but knowing there baked makes them look even better! Im going to have to try these tonight!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Looking forward to making these tonight. Thanks for the recipe.
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 10 years
you bake them not fry :P
jendudley jendudley 10 years
I would suck at this. I can't fry to save my life.
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