I guess today is a 2fer day. I have a fabulous appetizer to share with you today but before I do I need to share this amazing trick. Good fat free potato chips. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever put “good” with “fat free potato chips.” Live and learn. If I’m late to the party, then you will just have to forgive me but these really are good and soooo simple to make.
Baby Lady and I cook very differently. What grabs our attention is also quite different. Baby Lady loves using a slow cooker. Me, I braise things on top of the stove or in the oven. Baby Lady is always looking for “cute” things. Me, I’m always looking at intriguing technique. She uses the microwave to cook certain things. Me, with limited exception, I believe a microwave is only for reheating certain foods and could generally live without it. The list of differences can and does go on and on. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when one day she said she wanted to make microwave potato chips. I said “What?” She said “microwave potato chips.” I said “No way.” She said “way, microwaving the potato slices dehydrates them. They’re supposed to be good.” I said “This I gotta see.” So, she showed me. Inasmuch as we had been wanting to make this appetizer for a while we knew what we were going to do if the chips turned out to be good. They did and I was blown away. Fat free, low calorie, crispy, crunchy potato chips. Now, I can have potato chips and not worry about my diet. If you have never tried this you need to. So, without any further ado, this is what Baby Lady did.
- 1 large russet potato
- salt, to taste
Using a mandoline, slice the potato very thinly, roughly 1/8 inch thick.
Put the potato slices in a bowl of water to remove excess starch and keep them from oxidizing.
Take slices and lay them out on a plate lined with a paper towel.
Season with salt
Now, place the plate in the microwave for 7 minutes on high.
Remove, put in a serving vessel, serve & enjoy
I’m still blown away by these tasty, fat free, crunchy treats!