Savory Sitter: Oven-Baked Garlic Potato Chips


by Feb 23rd, 2011 // Appetizers, Snacks

Savory Sitter: Oven-Baked Garlic Potato Chips

Hi! Heather the babysitter here bringing you another babysitter friendly snack. When it comes to snack food, the first thing that comes to my mind is potato chips. Unfortunately they’re also top on the list of junk foods. So instead of grabbing a bag of LAYS, we grabbed a russet potato and baked it in the oven to make our very own tasty, crispy and savory snack. They came out looking, tasting and crunching just like real potato chips!

To keep things quick and easy for the babysitter, I left the skin on and carefully sliced it in to thin chips. After the potato has been sliced, and soaked in liquid, a kid can help put the chips in a big bowl and toss them with olive oil.

You could even do the cutting yourself and leave the potatoes soaking for when the babysitter arrives. We used garlic powder to give ours a bit of extra flavor. But I’m sure other spices would be yummy too! Now for the recipe…

Garlic Potato Chips Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 large russet potato, scrubbed clean
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Carefully slice the potato into paper thin slices. Place potato slices into a large bowl of water to soak. (This will remove the excess starch). After the slices have soaked for 5 minutes, drain and pat dry. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil. On a silpat covered baking sheet, lay the chips flat and sprinkle with salt, and garlic powder. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until they look crisp and chippy. When you check in on them, you may want to remove some of the more done chips and leave the rest to bake. That’s the best way to ensure they are all evenly cooked.

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4 Comments on “Savory Sitter: Oven-Baked Garlic Potato Chips”

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  2. 2.) Maggie da Silva
    June 6th, 2011

    Initially I was drawn to this recipe by the rubber duck! But these look yummy and I especially appreciate the picture of how you lay them out in the pan. That kind of thing can be hard to visualize.

  3. 3.) Jen
    June 16th, 2011

    those look absolutely perfect and oh so healthy! I’ll be making them for sure!

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