Thursday, March 3, 2011

Giada, I Need Your Help!

I love, love watching the Food Network. I sometimes watch it all day on the weekend. They make everything look so good and so easy. Recently I watch Giada make potato chips.....easy enough. Cut thin with mandolin, add EVOO and kosher salt, bake!


Step one




Step two, EVOO then
morton's hot salt for me



Just salt for him


Bake.........and bake......and bake......raise temperature in oven......

And voila.......

The outcome was a bit disappointing. They were not crispy as you can see. The flavor was very good, but I wanted crispy. Looking at this picture, I guess I should have "baked" longer, but my parchment paper was turning brown. I had the temp. up to 450 at the end, when recipe called for 350. Have any of you tried baking potato chips? If so, please share your experience with me. I really want to master this simple task. Giada said once you have them you'll never go back to store bought......

16 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm sure that having those would turn me from store bought!! Hmmmm. Maybe try it without the parchment paper so that you could leave them until crisp without the paper turning brown??? I think if you lightly oiled the pan it wouldn't stick (famous last words). Ha! Hope to see a retry and further instruction before launching off on my own. hee hee

tootie said...

I love Giada! Unfortunately, I have no tips for you on the chips :( They still look tasty, though!

nanny said...

Tanna, my first try was without parchment paper and I had to chisel them off the pan....lol
Maybe if I had oiled the pan better, it would have worked. They had a great flavor, but I still want crisp!!!
I think we get the condensed version of episodes....only seeing the successful recipes....ha

Solar Powered said...

Fry them, that will make them crispy! ha!

Jill said...

They look pretty good even without the crisp! BUT, I get it, I get it. No tips here...let me know when you figure it out...love some good chips!

Farmchick said...

I am not sure you can get them really, really crispy without some frying involved. My things never turn out like the tv version either!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum, Nanny.... Looks delicious... And you shook all of the calories out, didn't you????? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've never tried it but I confess I would like them a little chewy in the middle so not being crisp wouldn't bother me. I do think the key to crisp is in how thin you cut them though. blessings, marlene

It's Just Dottie said...

I wish you had said they were just perfect. I have been wanting to try her recipe also. So you saved me the disappointment. I really like chips so I guess I will keep on frying mine.

Cloudia said...

good for you for trying!


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Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Should have known you had tried without the parchment, too! You are a cooking wiz! Man, we need to figure this out! LOL!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I'd say a HOT oven is the ticket. I do this with sweet potatoes and we love them!

Betsy said...

They still look good! My boys will be right over...they don't care if they aren't crispy! lol.

Mary said...

Nanny, I have no magic words or potions. I've never had any luck making baked chips. I thought it was just my curse. That being said, I'd be curious to see if they ever really crisp. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Deb said...

maybe if you put the broiler on at the end it would crisp them up...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Did you blot all the moisture off the potatoes with a paper towel first? I grease the pan and then add the greased potoates -- no parchment paper. I'm sure they were good even if they were soft...I love potatoes!