I have always had my eye on a home-made crisps maker and thankfully my mum decided she never used hers so kindly gifted me it. This little homemade crisps makers kits includes a mandolin and a microwaveable case. So really as long as you have a mandolin or cheese grater with a slicer on it, you could make these yourself without such a kit.
I decided to give it a whirl and see if homemade crisps could match up to those you buy from the shops. Armed with one potato and one sweet potato I carefully attached them the the guard and sliced them thinly. After slicing them thinly I placed them onto the case and popped them into the microwave for ten minutes. The pack itself says it only takes a few minutes but I found that for optimum crispness you need to cook them for ten minutes.
Once they were cooked I made two little bags with baking parchment and filled one with salt and one with paprika. The plain potato crisps I shook in the salt bag and the sweet potato crisps I shook in the paprika bag. I was pleasantly surprised to find these crisps to be tasty and just as good as a standard bag of crisps you would buy. However the big plus is how clean and healthy they are…. no oil, no additives, just potato and seasoning!
For a little extra treat I dipped them into my Healthy Onion and Garlic Dip… perfect Saturday night TV snacking… but without the guilt!
Have you ever made your own homemade crisps? How do you make yours? What do you season them with?