We prepared these homemade potato chips baked in the oven while we were playing one afternoon, and we barely left one dish for the table. We tried different versions like with oregano, with pepper and with the tandoori mixture. We concluded in the ones with just salt but that is clearly in each individual’s personal taste and it’s truly worth the time to experiment with your own inspiration. Paprika is another thought of mine that I will try in the future.
You can make them with their skin (well-washed) or peeled. For your convenience, you may either use a kitchen mandoline that cuts even slices or the blade disc of a blender that does the exact same work. Cutting them by hand takes too much time, enough patience, accuracy of movement and a very sharp knife – careful with your fingers.
The oven must be hot and has reached the precise temperature. If 230 C (445 F) degrees cannot be achieved, try using the grill mode but in that case an often supervision is required so that they won’t get burned.
Finally, the potatoes shouldn’t be very small, but they should have a normal size; too big potatoes have the tendency to look like mini flying saucers and seem a bit bizarre on the plate.
Homemade crispy potato chips oven-baked
Preparing: If you have a kitchen mandoline, it takes about 10-15 minutes and about 15-20 for baking. Easy and quick recipe.
Ingredients (for 2 portions)
2 medium potatoes (slightly bigger) cut in thin slices 1-1.5 mm thick
4 tsp virgin olive oil
½ tsp sea salt (or less depending on your preference)
Preheat the oven to 230 C degrees.
Preparing the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil and salt and blend them well. Lay a greaseproof paper on the oven’s rack and place the potato slices on top one next to the other.
Put the rack in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on the oven). As soon as they get rosy, flip them and bake for 5-7 minutes more. Move them to a plate and put the next ones.
Serving: By themselves or on the side of anything you would put the French fries. Homemade potato chips turned so crispy and light when baked in the oven that is an irresistible snack.