Friday, June 17, 2011

100 calorie potato chips!


I have been struggling to figure out how to honor the number 100 for this week. I was thinking about making a tutorial on making frosting roses in 100 seconds. Well, after 100 takes and 100 tears, I discarded that idea. My brain is a little scrambled right now-- lots going on here, so I finally came up with this.

I promise to step it up soon. School just got out yesterday and right after I get back from Mexico, I plan to try out some more heavy duty crafts! In the meantime, here is my salute to 100.

A single serving of regular potato chips (1 ounce) contains 152 calories and 9.8 grams of fat. I estimate that you could have about 3.5 ounces of these easy homemade potato chips for about 100 calories with very little fat!

You will need potatoes, sprayable oil or Pam (I bought a spray bottle for my oil and LOVE it!), a peeler or mandoline, and freezer paper.

1. Wash your potatoes. You can peel them if you want, but I usually don't.

2. Take out the glass tray from your microwave. Cut a piece of freezer paper to fit the tray exactly. Lay the paper on the tray. Spray it lightly with oil.

3. Slice your potato very thinly using the peeler or the mandoline. (Sometimes I just use a knife to do it.) You are trying to make them look like potato chips.

4. Lay all of the potato  pieces out on the freezer paper. They should not overlap. Lightly salt the chips. You can use other seasonings as desired. You could also give them a light spray with oil, but it isn't essential.

5. Put the tray back in the microwave and cook on high for 4 minutes. It will probably take longer, but it would be a good idea to check them. Cook for additional minutes as needed. When they are done, they will be golden brown and crispy. They will slide right off the paper.


6. Enjoy!

Note:  a small potato is about 5 ounces. The whole potato would be 131 calories

21 comments :

Just Jaime said...

That is such a cool technique! I should do this the next time I'm tempted to steal my husband's chips!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

YUMMMMMMMM!!!! I usually avoid chips because if I don't, I eat about a thousand of them but I may have to try these!

Jordan McCollum said...

GENIUS, Mom. GENIUS. Makes me wish I liked potato chips! Oh well. I do have a bag of potatoes sitting around.

Just Jaime said...

I was just thinking how you could add other flavors to these, like sour cream and onion or bbq!

Jordan McCollum said...

Oh! Or anything that comes in one of those sprays, like butter (or not) or any kind of salad dressing (RANCH!). Also any spices!

ashley said...

They sound soooo delicious! Chips are my weakness... *drool*

Tracy said...

Ohhh darn we don't have any potatoes in the house, or I would so make these righ now .

Loving God While Living Simply said...

I love baked chips, just not the price. Perhaps you've found the solution?? :)

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

can you take a pic of this done??

Yum! This sounds great! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sunday!!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Awesome, great alternative to my bad potato chip addiction ;) Thanks so much for linking up with us this week! Hope to see you again :)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Mrs.HansenHomeschools said...

I am thinking adding all those popcorn seasonings would be perfect.

Anna said...

What a great idea. Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Perfect to lose that "little" extra from the baby weight ;)))

We host a link party called “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday! This would be an awesome link up! I would appreciate if you'd add it. Thanks in advance for your consideration :)

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

Very interesting! I made potato chips the other night I'm pretty sure they were more then 100 calories. I'm going to try your way next time!Would you come over to my link party tomorrow and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
I hope to see you there!

Melissa said...

LOVE this! I'm excited to try it out :) Always looking for a tasty low cal treat!

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Awesome tips! :)

Thanks for linking up at Craft Junkie Too's T.G.I.F. Linky Party -- so happy you shared and come back next week to play along again.

Tracy
Craft Junkie Too

Michelle said...

Can't wait to try this! My 3 yr old would think I was the coolest mom if we made our own chips. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

joyfullyjulie said...

Awesome. I hate it when we run out of chips.

AmieAnn said...

Mmmm! Homemade potato chips are sooo yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Jami said...

Definitely going to have to give these a try! Love me some potato chips!! So glad you shared this recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami

Jenn Erickson said...

This is awesome! So glad I saw your feature over at "What Allie's Making Now"!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

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