Sunday, January 23, 2011

Purple Potato Chips

Last week I bought a Mamapedia Sweet Deal for a Produce box from Mother Nature Organics. The box came with an assortment of yummy looking fruits and veggies that included a pound of purple potatoes.

According to the newsletter that came in the veggie box, Purple Potatoes contain the same antioxidants, called anthocyanin, found in blueberries. This antioxidant gives blueberries their blue color and purple potatoes their purple color. The color that is expressed in the food is based on the pH. Interesting...

My family generally doesn't eat many potatoes, but they do like potato chips and fries. I decided to make my purple potatoes into oven baked purple potato chips. There's really nothing easier than making your own potato chips.

You simply slice the potatoes (leaving the skin on) into the thinnest slices you can make, put them on a greased pan in a single layer, liberally sprinkle with salt and bake in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them in the last 5 minutes to make sure the thinnest ones don't burn.

And is there really any healthier way to eat a potato?

The chips with the brownish coloring are the crunchiest. Enjoy!

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