As a huge fan of Earth Balance Vegan Aged White Cheddar Flavor Puffs, I just had to do something with the flavored seasoning powder found at the bottom of an empty bag. Some sort of snacky food. Chips. Baked potato chips with rosemary and aged white cheddar flavor.
Hot out of the oven, I dropped the chips into the empty bag, shook it up and pour the chips out. I’m tickled pink to find a use for that powder. Next time though, I’ll try sprinkling it on top instead and see how that works out.
Have you tried a bag of the puffs lately? They seem to be puffier than the ones that I reviewed back in April. Or is that just my imagination? Doesn’t seem possible but I like them even more now.
Are you sad-faced because you just can’t find the puffs anywhere near you? No puffs, no powder. Then, how about a different flavor? Baked spicy potato chips with cilantro, jalapeño and lime.
Flavored Homemade Baked Potato Chips
Serves 1 to 2
1 russet potato
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Chili powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Jalapeño, thinly sliced
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 and more even and consistent. If you do make your slices thinner, you may 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, chili powder, salt and pepper and mix well. Spread the potatoes out on a baking pan in a single layer. Bake about 8 – 12 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the potato slices. Sprinkle with the cilantro and jalapeño and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve immediately.
For the Aged White Cheddar and Rosemary Flavored Potato Chips
Omit the chili powder and add crushed dried rosemary to taste. Bake until done, and instead of the garnishes, add the flavored powder from an empty bag of Earth Balance Puffs to the chips.