Speaking of fries - home made potato chips

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  1. MsMar

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    I just tried this this morning and it was yummy. Way lower in fat than potato chips, and less sodium too since you can control it.

    Scrub a russet potato and then use the side of a cheese grater to slice it (not the grating side, the side with the slats). Or if you have a food processor and don't mind washing it, use it to slice it. Basically, get yourself some thinly sliced potatoes in whatever way you prefer!

    Place parchment paper on a microwave safe plate.

    Lightly spray with oil.

    Place potato slices on the parchment paper, don't let them over lap, but they don't need space in between so you can fit them in nice and close.

    Lightly spray top of potatoes with oil.

    Microwave 5-8 minutes until browned (takes 5 minutes for me in a rather powerful microwave)

    Carefully remove plate from microwave and then remove the chips and toss with a bit of salt or other seasoning.

    Place next round of potatoes on plate, no need to respray the paper, but don't forget to spray the top of the potatoes.

    Dh and I both thought these tasted even better than regular potato chips. Not sure if they keep well as they were gone within 10 minutes of being made.
     
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    Oh, I need to pick up some parchment paper-- they sound wonderful!!
     
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    I wonder if waxed paper would work...
     
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    I looked up information about using wax paper in the microwave. It seem safe and fine to use.

    Anyway, I love making home fries for breakfast on Saturdays! I cut them into cubes and cook them in a pan with oil. This is the only time that I fry the potatoes for breakfast. That is why I only have them once in a while on the weekends!
     
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    Jen - I made a batch of home fries just like that too this morning. Yup, home fries and chips in one morning! What can I say, it's dh's birthday and he's a big potato fan.
     
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    I just made home fries yesterday. I cook them with onions and peppers and they're yummy. I'll have to try the chips soon. They sound good.
     
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    I made a second batch and tossed them with Old Bay seasoning, very good!
     
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    When the potatoes are almost done, I make little wells and place an egg in each well. I cover with a lid and poach the eggs. My family love them made this way and only one pan to clean.
     
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    I might try parsnip chips in the microwave tonight...
     
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    I make chips very similarly but I finish mine up in the broiler. Definitely only use parchment paper if you put them in the oven.
     
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    TG - great idea! I think I actually have a parsnip in the fridge from when my dad made a root vegetable dish when he was visiting a while ago. I definitely plan to do it with a sweet potato too.

    Teacherintexas - do they not get crispy for you or why the broiler? Or do you mean broiler instead of microwave?
     
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    It just gives it a better texture for us.
     

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