Chips Ahoy! 3 Perfect Potato Chip Recipes (+ 2 Surprises)
We recently polled our Recipe.com Facebook fans to find out what their favorite snack food was, and all we can say is: potato chips should run for president. Seriously. Those slender, salty slips of heaven were, by far, the runaway favorite, beating out pretzels, apple slices, ice cream and even chocolate. Straggling in at last place like some third-party write-in wack-job were cookies. (Who knows, maybe cookies have a hidden commie past.)
In any case, while we love good old potato chips as much as the next red-blooded American, we can’t help but get a little queasy when we happen to catch a glimpse of that pesky nutrition label on the side and see just how much of everything we’re not supposed to eat we’re, well, eating.
So…we’ve come up with some tasty alternatives. And no, we’re not talking about some sad, flavorless knock-off chip that tastes like sawdust. These chips, made from fresh potatoes, sweet potatoes, pita bread and even wontons, are just as deliciously addictive as anything you’ll find in a bag, and with the exception of the spicy sweet potato chips (which are, classically, fried), all are surprisingly healthy, too. Meaning you can splurge on, say, a great dip.
Of all the things you might think of grilling, potato chips are probably the last thing that comes to mind. But it’s a brilliant idea, because the chips capture some of that smoky grill flavor.
These chips have zero — that’s right, zero — grams of fat. Need we say more? Oh yeah, you can make ‘em in less than half an hour.
Another delightfully healthy alternative, these airy wonton crisps beg to be eaten by the handful.
Pita chips are everywhere nowadays, and we love ‘em in spring and summer with hummus. But they can be pricey, too. With a few brush-swipes of olive oil (and for a fraction of the price), you can make more than 30 chips from just two slices of pita bread.
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