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Here is a recipe you can really use – homemade potato chips – from our Food Pro Devin Alexander.
To get started, thoroughly wash the potatoes (“russett” or “baker” potatoes work best) and set them aside to dry. The drier the potatoes, the crispier the final product.
Once the potatoes are dry, slice your potatoes as thinly as possible (about one-sixteenth of an inch).
Then put your sliced potatoes into a resealable plastic bag. Add a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil, a half-teaspoon for every eight ounces of potatoes, and add any kind of seasoning you like (salt, pepper, garlic powder etc). Seal the bag and toss, making sure the oil permeates the raw potatoes.
Prepare a piece of parchment paper on a microwave-safe plate. Lay potato slices flat on the parchment paper and pop them into the microwave for five to seven minutes. When they become crispy, you’ve got a delicious batch of chips for a fraction of the cost and calories!
Devin Alexander, best known as author of New York Times Bestselling series “The Biggest Loser” cookbooks, is a veteran in the fight against obesity who offers a unique approach to healthy cooking. She has maintained a 55 pound weight loss for over 15 years and lives by her message: you don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy. Now you can catch her on America Now, with hosts Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic.
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