I picked up this chip maker at at an Epicure Selections booth. I was a bit sceptical but the friendly woman selling the products assured me it really worked. She says she makes apple chips on hers, a lot… so I handed over $18 and off I went to attend to my own work duties. I should add it was an enjoyable experience working the show. I had never done anything like this before and it was really fun.
So…to the chip maker. We have tried it out a few times now, and I am so enthralled with it that I just had to share it with you.
It is made of some kind of silicone. And apparently it makes chips out of many different kinds of fruit and vegetables in the microwave oven. But I am pretty much only interested in potato chips at the moment so that is what we have been making on it.
The Chipster packaging
White potatoes release a lot of watery starch after they are sliced so I patted them dry with a paper towel before salting them and putting the tray in the mike. It takes 4 minutes on HIGH for each tray of chips to cook..
This was the first batch we made and they were so much better than any baked chip you can purchase. Just potatoes with a bit of salt.
And truly crispy!
We made some again on Sunday to have with our dinner. These are orange sweet potato chips. Sweet potato is much drier than white potato and there was no need to pat them… just slice and salt and mike.
We made chips from an orange sweet potato, and a lighter yellow sweet potato and then used them as ‘nacho’s and enjoyed them with some guacamole, ground beef, and some salsa. This was truly delicious…. and even if you use a different method to make your sweet potato chips, I would urge you to try them as ‘nachos’.
Okay, maybe I will give the apple chips a try… all you need is a mandolin or a very sharp knife to make sure the slices are very thin!
Have you ever used a vegetable chip as nachos?