As I've mentioned before in an earlier post, I've been doing this 10-day mini diet called a Mary's Mini, and while it IS a great way to lose a few extra pounds ... it DOES get boring! Especially after 7 days of eating Mashed Potatoes, French Fries, Vegan Potato Soup, and Hash Browns.
Last night I DESPERATELY needed something CRUNCHY!
I know, I know, potato chips are NOT healthy. We all know that. So why is this post about Potato Chips?
The only reason potato chips are unhealthy, is they're deep fried in oil! (well, and they usually have tons of sodium and other chemicals too) . That's it! So take away the fat, and the salt and all you have left with are potatoes! And THEY are healthy!
So that's exactly what I did.
I used my mandoline slicer to thinly slice a few potatoes into chips.... and if you don't have a mandoline, here is a what they look like. Note: this is an affiliate link so if you buy one I will receive a small commission. Amazon Link for a Mandolin Slicer
Ok let's stop for a minute... if you've never used a mandoline before there are a few things you need to know.
- The blade is SHARP, like VERY sharp
- Make sure it's secure on a flat surface
- And always, ALWAYS, use the food guard. That's that little handle thing you use to push your food into the blade.
Why do I mention this? The first time I used mine I thought I had LOTS of
Fat Free Potato Chips
Now we slice. As I said above, a mandolin slicer works great as you want them pretty darn thin. If you have another device that will do the job for you, awesome. As you slice, lay the chips on a plate covered with parchment paper. Do not overlap the chips are they will stick together. My first attempt was without parchment paper and I literally had to chisel the chips off afterward.....use parchment.
Now we simply season them the way you like. I used a good pinch of garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt. Try whatever combination of seasoning you like? Maybe some cayenne? Smoked paprika? BBQ rub?
And that is all there is
And remember, the whole idea of this recipe was NOT to invent a new vegan junk food, but simply to allow myself a healthy, crunchy snack while I was doing my 10-day mini diet. Sometimes it's not so much the taste of the food we crave, but it's the texture. And in this
If you enjoy this recipe, don't forget to comment! See you next week
Fat Free Potato. Chips
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Cuisine: American
A healthier way to eat Potato Chips! NO OIL and completely FAT FREE. Perfect for satisfying that craving for something CRUNCHY while doing a Mary's Mini!
- 1-2 Russet Potatoes
- Pinch of Garlic Powder
- Pinch of Onion Powder
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Wash and scrub your potatoes before slicing if leaving the peel on.
- Using a mandoline or whatever slicing device you may have, thinly slice the potatoes into chips.
- Lay chips in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper
- Sprinkle seasonings evenly over chips
- Microwave 5-7 minutes, watching closely.
- Stop when they begin to turn a golden brown.
I was having a crave for a crunch.
So decided to make your carrot hotdogs and a batch of oil free potato chips.
Always enjoy a carrot hot dog and loved the chips. I sprayed mine with liquid aminos to try that and it worked had to watch carefully cuz it took a little
Longer to crisp since I added liquid. Thanks for a great recipe. 😀👍
Absolutely delicious! Perhaps a tiny bit of nooch next time.
I used a paring knife for thin slices…thank you for this healthy
Yummy crunchy snack!
My microwave did not like running for that long, however, the chips turned out perfect. I will have to try them in the convection oven. Thanks, Chuck.
So simple, fast and easy and a great snack if you're feeling a bit hungry between meals. We absolutely love these!
How long do these keep
Chips are definitelymy weaknesses, so now when I have the craving, I can easily satisfy it without sacrificing my health. These are delicious and there are sooo many ways to season this time I seasoned with onion powder and smoked paprika, but can't wait to try lime juice and whatever other seasoning seems right with it at the time. Thanks so much!!
Love this!! Ibaked in an oven 400 for 20 minutes. Someone recommended that for ovens but mine took longer than 10 minutes. used a cookie sheet that has pierced bottom and it worked very well. Crispy and delicious!!!
These were PERFECT and exactly what my chip craving soul needed!
This is the 2nd BNV recipe that I feel compelled to comment upon—these are AMAZING and have taken our veggie burger night up a notch after many failed attempts at other recipes for oil free fries, oil free chips, etc. Thanks, Chuck!
I'm just starting starch solution and have been really missing chips, and these are so easy, and so good. I baked them at 400 for about 30 minutes total. I baked them for 10 minutes then turned them all over and repeated this again. They are crispy and full of flavour, no salt, no oil, and so filling. I did eat 5 potatoes made into them so I should be full.
I'm just starting starch solution and have been really missing chips, and these are so easy, and so good. I baked them at 40 for about 30 minutes total. I baked them for 10 minutes then turned them all over and repeated this again. They are crispy and full of flavour, no salt, no oil, and so filling. I did eat 5 potatoes made into them so I should be full.