Categories: Food & Drink

5 Chips To Make At Home

It can be tempting to wander into the chip aisle at your local grocery. You might stare at the chips, eyes scanning those beautiful bags fighting the urge to buy them. You know you don’t need them but you can’t help wanting that sweet hit of salt. But what if there was another way that satisfies your wallet, waistline and cravings? While homemade chips take more prep work than buying a bag, the rich flavors and natural salt is well worth it. Here are 5 chips to make at home.

These salty delights are perfect for any snack.

1. Baked Potato Chips

Are you looking to satisfy that salt craving? No problem! This potato chip recipe is fast with minimal prep. The upside about this recipe is you can control exactly what is going into your body. No artificial fats or flavors needed with this great recipe. Just pure salty classic potato chips. And the best part? They are made by you. 

Ingredients

  • 2 yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste of your choosing

Directions

Begin by preheating your oven to 400F.  Prep a baking tray by lining it with some parchment paper. Using an extremely sharp knife or mandolin, thinly slice your potatoes. Set to the side and pat dry with a paper towel. Make sure you’re removing most of the moisture, otherwise, you will end up with soggy potato chips. And nobody likes that. Add your potatoes to a bowl and light toss with your olive oil. Place on your baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and toss gently before baking for an additional 8 minutes. Be sure to check on them to ensure they are not burnt. Once golden, remove from heat and lightly sprinkle with salt. Serve and enjoy. 

These healthy chips have a perfectly salty crunch in every bite.

2. Kale Chips

Are you looking a little more out of your homemade chip experience? Kale chips are a great and healthy alternative to their potato chip counterpart. I personally love kale chips and their delicate and crunchy texture. This recipe, you’ll struggle not to eat these kale chips by the handful. 

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of kale, washed and dried with a paper towel
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt for seasoning

Directions

Begin by preheating your oven to 275F. You will notice that the heat for this recipe is significantly lower than the others, kale chips are very thin and delicate and easy to burn on higher heat. Be sure to remove the stems of your kale chips. They are hard and fibrous and don’t make for good chips. Lightly toss in your olive oil and bake for 20 minutes in a baking dish or tray. Salt to your liking. Serve and enjoy.

 

These chips have that bbq taste we all know and love.

3. Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Regular potato chips are great, but what about those times you are looking for a little more flavor? That sweet taste of hickory smoked sweetness in every bite can’t beat. And can be almost impossible to curb when you’re craving it. Fear no more! With this fast and easy bbq potato chip recipe, you can satisfy those cravings without going to the chip aisle. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pinches paprika
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large pinches salt
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil

Directions

Begin by mixing your seasonings together in a small bowl. Next, thinly slice your potatoes and place in cold water. Drain and repeat until starches are rinsed off before patting dry with a paper towel. Heat your oil in a large pot over medium high heat until around 300F. Proceed to fry your potato slices in batches for about 4 minutes each. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Lightly toss in seasonings. Serve and enjoy. 

This recipe is perfect when you’re craving something sweet and salty.

4. Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Sometimes you crave a little something sweeter out of your potato chips. Want a healthier alternative to the salty treat? Baked sweet potato chips are a perfect go to for any snacking urge. This recipe really highlights the natural sweetness of the sweet potato while also bringing you a perfect crunch in every bite. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt of to your preference

Directions

Begin by preheating your oven to 300F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and thinly slice your sweet potatoes. Note, you want to cut them as thin as possible, most likely having to use a mandolin to get that even thin cut. Add your slices to a large bowl and lightly toss in olive oil. Layer your slices evenly on the baking tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Sprinkle them with salt. Serve and enjoy. 

These colorful creations are perfect for any occasion.

5. Veggie Chips

When you’re craving that veggie chip kick, this recipe certainly will not disappoint. I personally love the bright colors of this recipe, making it perfect for hosting guests and get-togethers. And the taste is out of this world sweet, salty and delicious. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb beats, zucchini, squash, rutabaga and taro
  • Salt of your choosing
  • 2 tbsp vegetable  oil

Directions

Start by preheating your oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scrub clean your veggies and peel before cutting into thin slices. Pat dry.  Lightly toss with your oil in a small bowl, until thoroughly coated. Place on an even layer on the baking trays and bake for 15 minutes before flipping and baking an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Salt. Serve and enjoy. 

When you’re looking for a way to satisfy those salty cravings without breaking your budget or hard earned waistline, these recipes are a must try. Whether you’re in love with the sweet taste of hickory bbq flavor or something more subtle and sweet like veggie chips, this recipe list has everything. Making chips doesn’t have to be difficult with this recipe list. Save yourself some added fats and preservatives in your diet with these fun, fast and delicious recipes.

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