Homemade Baked Potato Chips With Coconut Oil

The other day my brother suggested that I try making homemade potato chips with coconut oil, because pretty much all chips that are in our local stores are made with vegetable oils that are undesirable to consume for lots of people.  I never even thought of making homemade potato chips before, but after doing a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that it looked like a totally achievable task. 

I had a bit of a trial and error with my first few batches.  First I fried them in coconut oil, and they came out too soggy.  They were still very tasty, and I believe they were soggy because I soaked them in water for a few hours, and I didn’t let them dry well enough before frying them.  

Next, since I had some that I had already cut left over, I tried baking them.  At first I cooked them too long and burnt them.  But the last batch turned out really well.  I learned a lot of what not to do in this process.  πŸ™‚  Here’s the recipe I used for frying them from livingthenourishedlife.com.  I will try this again, but make sure I let the potatoes dry really well before frying.  I’m just going to share the baked version that worked out the best here.  πŸ˜‰ 

Ingredients:
4 potatoes (I used red potatoes) 
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
sea salt and pepper to taste 

Directions: 

Wash your potatoes, then cut them really thin and be sure to make them all roughly the same size.  There are lots of ways to cut them, but I just used a knife.  This one, I love it! 
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Put your potato slices in a bowl and cover them with cold water to soak for as little as 30 minutes or up to 8 hours in the fridge. 

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Drain your potatoes and lay them on a kitchen towel or paper towel to dry, and pat them dry to speed things up. 

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Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 Put your dried potato slices in a bowl; then add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, and mix them all up.  At this point you can add other spices if you desire as well. 

 Lay each potato slice in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

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Bake for 15 – 20 minutes (depending on your oven)  and remove once they are done.  (Keep your eye on them so they don’t burn as they can go from perfection to brown really quickly.) 

 Add more salt to taste once you take them out of the oven, then allow them to cool and crisp up more in the process. 

Enjoy!  πŸ˜€ 

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Ingredients
  1. 4 potatoes (I used red potatoes)
  2. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  3. sea salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash your potatoes, then cut them really thin and be sure to make them all roughly the same size.
  2. Put your potato slices in a bowl and cover them with cold water to soak for as little as 30 minutes or up to 8 hours in the fridge.
  3. Drain your potatoes and lay them on a kitchen towel or paper towel to dry, and pat them dry to speed things up.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Put your dried potato slices in a bowl; then add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, and mix them all up. At this point you can add other spices if you desire as well.
  6. Lay each potato slice in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes (depending on your oven) and remove once they are done. (Keep your eye on them so they don't burn as they can go from perfection to brown really quickly.)
  8. Add more salt to taste once you take them out of the oven, then allow them to cool and crisp up more in the process.
Jodi Piotrowski http://www.jodipiotrowski.com/
I generally don’t buy potato chips or eat them very often, but having control of all the ingredients that are used to make them makes me feel excited about having them as a side in a meal or as a snack.  I feel like there is a lot of creative potential with this homemade version as well that I’m keen on exploring in the future. 

 

Have you ever made homemade potato chips?  What’s your favourite potato chip flavour? 

 

Love,

Jodi - my name

 

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