Tater Chips

@UncleJoe (11372)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
August 29, 2016 9:04pm CST
My doctor says I shouldn’t eat fried foods so I have to be extremely careful when breaking his rules. They have to be prepared in a manner least harmful to me. Becky and I love potato chips but don’t buy them in the store. One reason is that there are so many preservatives in them that I might never get to die. The other is price. Chips ain’t cheap! That’s why I prefer to just buy a sack of potatoes, a big jug of olive oil and make our own. Just slice them real thin with a potato peeler and drop them in the hot oil until golden brown. I admit that they may not be quite as good as store-bought chips because I have no idea where to purchase monosodium glook-la-mate or any other of those special ingredients that I can’t pronounce. The only seasoning I put on them is just a little sea salt. I just made this bowlful for my Beloved when she gets home. It makes her want to hug my neck. The hard part right now is to enforce my will power so I don’t eat’em all up before she get’s home at midnight. Uh-oh! Too late! (crunch, crunch!)
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@akalinus (22837)
• United States
30 Aug 16
You can cut them into thin slices and put them on a cookie sheet sprayed with a no-calorie vegetable oil and spray more oil over them. Maybe you could season them with onion or garlic powder, pepper or hot sauce or search other seasonings and recipes, Bake them til crisp and turn over when halfway done. Just a suggestion.
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@UncleJoe (11372)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Aug 16
Thank you. Olive oil is the healthiest I can find. We only add salt because we like to taste the potato. Sea salt is better for my BP than mined salt.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
They certainly look delicious & so much better than store bought ones
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
30 Aug 16
I make my own from time to time to and I use a mandolin (not the one with strings) to make then thin and perfect. lol
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@UncleJoe (11372)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Aug 16
I have to use a regular peeler. I don't have a mandolin and my banjo didn't work very well.
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@UncleJoe No my guitar didn't work well either!!
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@marguicha (105886)
• Chile
30 Aug 16
Any sort of fried food is yummy and unhealthy
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@UncleJoe (11372)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Aug 16
Yup! It's a Catch 22 ain't it?
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@marguicha (105886)
• Chile
30 Aug 16
@UncleJoe Pity, but I close my eyes and indulge once in a while.
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@AkoPinay (10115)
• Philippines
30 Aug 16
I don't use monosodium glutamate (MSG) but I can send you packs of AJINOMOTO kidding. I prefer homemade sweet potato chips with sugar than this
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@UncleJoe (11372)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Aug 16
Becky's been asking me to make sweet potato chips. I gotta try them.
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@AkoPinay (10115)
• Philippines
30 Aug 16
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@vandana7 (68969)
• India
31 Aug 16
Now you know why I don't go to doctors? Did you fry them? Some of the chips can be heated in microwave...
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Aug 16
well things in moderation arent a big deal, still I would have trouble being in moderation with tasty things like that
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30 Aug 16
same here , my doctor told me to avoid fatty and oily food because she saw low-echo pattern on my gallbladder which indicates that i have a gallstone.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
lol Have you tried baking chips? They taste great! :-)
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@TRBRocks420 (85636)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Aug 16
Looks pretty good to me. I buy the reduced fat ruffles, made with natural oil.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 16
shame Uncle Joe She loves them too sorry for her
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@Katlynn (377)
• United States
22 Sep 16
Your "tater chips" look very good and I'm sure they are much healthier than store-bought chips that are loaded with salt and other stuff.
@shivamani10 (11170)
• Hyderabad, India
30 Aug 16
Here we season them with chilli powder or black pepper and salt. They will be very tasty.
@rina110383 (24065)
30 Aug 16
Enjoy your chips with your beloved Becky! You two are so sweet.