Spicy Baked Potato Chips

Spicy Baked Potato Chips

I’ve been guilty of eating a whole bag of potato chips in one setting on more than one occasion. In my defense, the bag wasn’t really all that big. Yes, that’s a flimsy excuse so I’ve been working on kicking my salty junk food habit.

Now when I get the munchies, I make my own potato chips in the oven. They’re a lot thicker than store bought chips and have much more of a potato taste. It’s quick, spicy and satisfying.

Spicy Baked Potato Chips
Serves 1

1 russet potato
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Seasoned salt

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Thinly slice the potato crosswise into about 3/8 inch thick slices. I hand-cut mine but if you have a mandoline, you can probably get them thinner. If you do make your slices thinner, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time and/or temperature so the chips don’t get burnt towards the end of the cooking time.

Place the potato slices in a bowl. Add the olive oil, cayenne pepper and seasoned salt to taste and mix well. Spread the potatoes out on a baking pan in a single layer. Bake about 12 minutes on each side. Eat immediately with ketchup.

8 Comments so far

  1. crystal on May 7th, 2008

    Hey, I really love your blog, you have to post more often. It is easy to read, the picture is beautifully taken, the recipes are easy to cook and the whole blog skin is so comfortable to look at.

    You have to advertise your blog, let more vegan/vegetarian know.

    I am thinking of sweet potato and wonder how it will turn out.

  2. chow on May 7th, 2008

    crystal – I would love to post more enough, I just don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done. But I’m trying. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! :D

    I was just thinking sweet potatoes would be awesome. I used to get the frozen sweet potatoes fries. But freshly made would be cheaper, healthier and tastier.

  3. FOODTRANCE! on May 7th, 2008

    this looks awesome and I know they rule!
    I make these all the time! It’s a staple….



  4. Lisa (Show Me Vegan) on May 8th, 2008

    Mmmm….potatoes. Those look great!

  5. Lisa on May 8th, 2008

    Delicious and much better for you than the store bought variety. Me being me, I’d spice these up even more!

  6. chow on May 9th, 2008

    Thanks everyone for your very nice comments! The best part of these chips is that you can spice them up any way you want – more cayenne pepper, or chili pepper or whatever. :-)

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