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Healthy Homemade Potato Chips Recipes



Potato chips are not only Americans’ favorite snack food; they are popular worldwide! Almost everyone loves to eat potato chips as snack, especially when watching tv. They are just so convenient and crispy as well as tasty that makes you just cannot resist!

Potato Chips and Health

Potato chips are normally fried and salted. Variety of potato chips can be found using various flavorings, seasonings, herbs, spices, cheeses, and artificial additives. healthy homemade potato chipsThese potato chips manufactured are loaded with trans-fat, salt, sodium, and even chemicals that are not good for our health.

So, if you are concern about health but would want to enjoy potato chips, get the homemade potato chips! Potatoes are healthy without the excessive trans-fat, salt, sodium and chemicals. Just remember to keep in mind the calories intake because potatoes are high in carbohydrate. Do not eat too many and make sure that the calorie intake is not in excess of your daily allowance.

How to make healthy potato chips

Baking is a healthier cooking method to substitute for deep frying in cooking potato chips. Unlike deep frying, baking does not use excessive oil to cook potato chips, while the crisp of the potato chips remains. Here are some popular healthy homemade potato chips recipes that you can try on:

  1. Oven Baked potato chips
  2. Low Fat Sweet potato chips
  3. Simple Homemade Oven chips
  4. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Easy Healthy Recipe #1: Oven Baked Potato Chips

This is a healthy recipe calls for thinly sliced potato chips. Potato chips are seasoned and oven-baked to golden crisp.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and coat baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Place potato slices on paper towels and pat dry. Transfer half of the potato slices onto the greased baking sheet.
  3. Season the potato slices with 1/2 teaspoon salt or to desired saltiness. You may also add a few spices to taste.
  4. Bake the seasoned potato slices in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the potato slices over, and bake for another 5 minutes, until golden.
  6. Repeat steps for the remaining potato slices.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #2: Low Fat Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potatoes are cut in wedges for this recipe. This is a lower calorie snack since sweet Potatoes are generally higher in fiber, and lower in calories and carbohydrates than regular potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes - 2 pounds
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and brush baking sheet with a little oil.
  2. To cut sweet potatoes: Peel and cut off the ends. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. If they are still very long, cut again in half crosswise. Then cut each piece into wedges.
  3. Transfer the sweet potato wedges into a big bowl. Add in the olive oil, followed by salt and spices of your choice. Stir until all potato wedges are coated with oil and spices.
  4. Spread the sweet potato wedges out in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn over all the sweet potato pieces, return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until golden.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #3: Simple Homemade Oven Chips

A delicious and yet healthy oven chips recipe. The resulted chips are golden and crisp on the outside, and fluffy in the centre with a real potato flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Baking potatoes - 2 pounds
  • Olive oil - 1/4 cup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Peel and chops potatoes into medium thickness chips.
  3. Place the potato chips onto a pizza trail with holes in it.
  4. Drizzle the chips with 3/4 of the olive oil. Mix the chips around with your hand so that all the chips are coated with oil.
  5. Transfer the trail of chips into the middle shelf of the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Take the trail out and use a spatula to turn the chips around. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and bake for another 10 minutes, until chips browned.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #4: Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Crisp potato chips covered in mouth-watering bittersweet chocolate. This is just another delicious chocolate flavor potato chips recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate - 1 pound
  • Baked potato chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare baked potato chips following the healthy potato chips recipe.
  2. In a small heat safe bowl, place the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Heat chocolate in a microwave oven for about 1 minute, or on top of a pan of simmering water, until chocolate melted. Stirring occasionally.
  3. As soon as chocolate all melted, remove from heat. Use tongs to dip potato chips, one at a time into the chocolate. Then place the coated chip on a baking sheet lined with wax-paper. Repeat for the remaining chips.
  4. Let the chocolate-covered chips stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then chill to set.

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Suggestions and Variations:

You may also add a few spices of your choice to the healthy potato chips recipe. Some common spices are chipotle powder, Chinese five-spice, smoked paprika, pumpkin pie spice, Cajun seasoning, garam masala, etc.

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