I often find myself looking for food to try to make . I love the blogs and websites that excel at presenting these lovely items. lately, however, I haven't been having much luck coming up with stellar results. (just read the post about dried apples). I still keep trying anyway!! Winners never quit. I am HOPING to be a winner ONE day! LOL. My most recent attempt at creation was a recipe from a site called www.allrecipes.com. I love this site for inspiration! The victim was called microwave potato chips. Here is how it went........
I am not a great potato chip fan , but this just seemed doable and probably a better choice than regular chips. I went to the site, punched in homemade potato chips and up popped a bunch of choices.
I clicked on the one that looked SIMPLE enough for me, and onward to the fun.
The recipe says to cut up potatoes paper thin with a food processor or with a mandolin. I HAVE a food processor , so out it comes with three feet of dust on it. I clean it off and get to work slicing those taters! 8 taters later, I am ready to move to step #2 . Step # 2 says place 2 tablespoons of oil in a re sealable bag and put potatoes in and coat them with the oil. EASY!! I CAN DO IT AND I DID!! NO issues what so ever. I was very proud of myself. I am pretty sure that success is in my immediate future! YAY!
I move on to step #3 which is to place the potatoes in a single layer with out touching each other on to the plate lined with parchment paper. I did it! I did it! yay me! Step #4 cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your microwave. When browned they are done. Mine took about 5 min and 20 seconds to reach this level. OH MY GOSH. I added a little sea salt and they were the best chips. I MADE THEM!! SUCCESS. I am a winner today. Well, sort of >>>>>
I spent about an hour cooking up my microwave tater chips. They were so good. I still had about two more rounds to go to finish cooking them up. As the 2nd to last mess of chips are in the oven for 3 minutes, the microwave starts making a really weird and bad noise. It sounded like there was metal in the microwave or similar. I run over to the microwave just as the noise reaches a scary peak, then it makes a pop and puff noise and dies. I KILLED MY microwave! BUT the chips were really good anyway.
Interestingly enough, just last night I was thinking I needed a new microwave. The next one will have a stainless steal surface. I will make sure it has the ability to cook like that and not die! I do have to say that my dead microwave was probably about 15 years old. It was a good ole microwave, and I hope it is in a better place!! Unfortunately , It will always smell like potato chips now.