Today, I delved into the world of cooking videos and made my own! Here’s an easy guide with recipe for making your own potato chips, or as we like to call them in the UK, crisps!
I am yet to find the courage to actually stand in front of the camera and talk. I really cringe at the sound of my recorded voice, am I the only one who thinks this? It makes me wonder how I get through the day speaking to people without getting strange looks or remarks about why I sound so weird…At least, I am nothing like how I sound in my own head, that’s for sure!
This week, we dug up our potatoes. And since I am lacking any real storage space right now, I suddenly had to begin a brainstorm of potato related recipes before I put this seasons crop to waste.
Then I realised, crisps! Crisps are the answer!
There isn’t a single member of my family who doesn’t like crisps. I mean, there aren’t many crisp haters in the entire world, surely!? So, I knew these would go down well.
There’s also something pretty satisfying about making your own (junk) food too! Firstly, you can make it a little less “junky”. I baked these crisps and used a low fat oil spray.
You can also add any flavouring you like…. I am totally going to be experimenting with this. But you also have the freedom to think up any number of random crisp flavour concoctions as you like.
Just be sure to come back and tell me about them so I can try them too!
Homemade Potato Chips
- 500 g Potatoes
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1.5 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- Low Fat Sunflower Oil Spray
- Preheat your oven to 210oc (200oc fan assisted).
- Peel your potatoes and slice them as thinly as possible.
- Place the potato slices into salted water immediately to stop them from turning brown.
- Soak the potatoes in water for 30 minutes to remove any excess starch.
- Working in batches, drain the potatoes and pat dry. Leave the rest in the water until needed.
- Lay the slices out onto an oiled, lined baking tray and spray both sides of the potato with the oil spray.
- Mix the salt, pepper and paprika in a bowl and sprinkle over the potatoes sparingly to add a subtle flavour.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes, turning once halfway through.
- Remove from the oven once the potatoes are all crisp to the centre (sometimes they need a little longer if they still feel rubbery).
- erve immediately or allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
Watch The Tutorial
Need A Dip to go with Crisps?
Try this homemade hummus recipe. Perfect to dip those crisps!