Baked Potato Chips
Who doesn't love potato chips? Crispy. Crunchy. Salty. The only way they could be better is if they were a bit healthier. Enter the baked version!
- 1 pound Idaho® Yukon gold potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Thinly slice the potatoes to ⅛˝ either by hand or by using a mandoline.
- Toss potato slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and then lay in a single layer on a parchment-lined, or oiled, baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 3-5 more minutes, or until the chips are golden brown.
- Allow chips to cool before serving.
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- The key is slicing all the potatoes the same thickness. If you don't have a mandoline and are cutting them by hand, this can be tricky. If that's the case, watch the chips closely as they are baking, pulling out individual chips as they turn golden brown allowing the rest to cook until they are all done.
- Besides laying the chips in a single layer to bake, don't space them too close together. A little space in between helps the heat circulate.
- Chips get a bad wrap for being junk food, but potatoes themselves are healthy, loaded with potassium and Vitamin C. When baked, instead of fried, and tossed with heart-healthy olive oil, chips can be part of a healthy diet.
- Go light on the oil. The key to crispy chips is to just have enough oil to coat the potato slices. Too much and they will burn more easily or become greasy and soggy.
- We season our chips here with a sprinkling of Parmesan but there are lots of other fun ways you can top them. Just make sure to apply the seasoning while the chips are still hot and there's some residual oil to help them stick.
- Taco seasoning
- Chili, cayenne or chipotle powder
- Old Bay seasoning
- Garlic or onion salt
- Powdered ranch dressing mix
- Nutritional yeast for a vegan option
- Truffle salt
- Fresh herbs – either on their own or mixed with the Parmesan