How to make homemade potato chips crisp and without fat, because everybody needs potato chips in their life. What if I tell you, you can make crisp, crunchy delicious potato chips with a fraction of the calories of normal potato chips? Want to know how you can make these crisp no fat homemade potato chips? Let’s get started!
One of my most favorite snacks is without a doubt, potato chips. If there is a bag of chips in my kitchen cabinet and I open it the bag will go empty.
Unfortunately, they contain tons of calories. But I have to keep on eating until there is no crumb left. This is not that strange.
A little while back I show a documentary that showed chip companies put what they call an eat on flavor on their chips.
So even if you would like to stop the flavors on the chips make you keep on eating.
No fat potato chips
Think about all those calories you consume with just one bag. It is not uncommon that you eat 400 to 500 calories with 100 grams of chips alone.
To save myself from falling in the chips trap I just do not buy chips anymore. But then I came across a simple recipe on the website of T Nation.
Showing how easy it is to make chips yourself. T Nation is a fitness website that also contains a lot of healthy recipes, like this healthy potato chip recipe.
The first time I tried to make them, my chips got stuck to the plate so I had to make some changes.
The most important one was to use baking paper. So with the second attempt, I nailed it and found the best way how to make potato chips.
To be honest these potato chips rock. Just compare the calorie count. A regular bag of chips containing 531 calories versus 76 calories for 100 grams of potato. This recipe is seriously rocks.
Potato chips ingredients
You might suspect that the list of ingredients for this recipe is really short and it is. All you need for this recipe is:
- Garlic powder
- Paprika powder
- Mandoline Slicer
How to make crisp homemade potato chips
So how do you make these homemade potato chips? The answer is, really easy. You start by taking a potato.
One big potato is enough per person. Clean the outside with water. You can peel it but you do not necessarily have to.
Then take a very sharp knife or a mandolin to cut the potato in very thin slices. I prefer a mandolin because you get even potato slices.
If you are able to cut a potato in even slices with a knife, by all means, you can use a knife.
Then put really cold water in a large bowl and put all of the sliced potatoes in the bowl. Potatoes contain a lot of starch which makes potato sticky.
The cold water helps remove the starch so it will not stick. Leave the potato in the cold water for a couple of minutes.
Then put every slice on a paper towel and dry the slices. Then put parchment paper on a big dinner plate and line up the slices on the plate.
Put the plate in the microwave and leave it in for 6 minutes at 900W. Depending on the power of your microwave you have to increase or reduce the length.
Take the potato chips out of the microwave and you are ready to serve. You do not need any oil or cooking spray this recipe.
It is not crisp no-fat potato chips for nothing.
Potato chips flavors
Natural potato chips taste great but if you want, you can add a number of different flavors to the chips e.g.:
- Garlic powder
- Paprika powder
- Chili powder
Flavor after the microwave. However, you can also flavor the potato chips before you put them in the microwave.
The flavors will most likely stick a little better to the moist potatoes. Now take a bite and you will be surprised at the crisp, crunch of these homemade potato chips.
Best of all you can enjoy guilt-free potato chips. How cool is that?
Other homemade snack recipes
Together with the homemade potato chips, you can also serve the following homemade snacks:
- Delicious easy homemade pita chips – all you need is some pita bread, olive oil, and a tasty spices blend.
- Spicy oven baked corn tortilla chips – easy to make with some left-over corn tortillas. You can flavor them any way you like
- Roasted spicy chickpeas – although it is not real chips I am sure you will like these as well. With a great spices mix, you get a delicious snack
How to make homemade potato chips
Want to see how you can make these crisp no fat homemade potato chips? Watch the video instruction below:
Hope you have fun trying this crispy no fat homemade potato chips recipe!
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Want to eat crispy chips but without the calories? This homemade potato chips recipe is for you. No fat, low caloreis. Eat chips without feeling guilty.
- 3 potatoes
- garlic powder
- paprika powder
- Clean the potatoes
- Slice into thin slices using a sharp knife of mandolin
- Put into cold water and rinse to remove starch
- Dry on paper towel
- Put parchment paper on a plate and put the slices on the plate
- In the microwave for 6 minutes at 900Watt
- Sprinkle with flavoring with flavor of your choice or leave as is.
Do not crowd the plate. Heat in the microwave in three or four batches until done.
Calories: 69; Fat: 0.1g; Carbs: 15.7g; Protein: 1.7g;