Homemade Chips

For all the homemade, healthy…there is homemade junk. It’s OK because if you rely on making all the junk you eat you will eat far less. To this point we give you BBQ chips. It started in September with the complete harvest of our tomatoes, the processing of them and the  creation of the tomato powder. See what I mean by eating less if you have to make it?  If this didn’t start then it wouldn’t be happening now.

We start by slicing our home grown, non-pesticide, russet potatoes to 1/4 inch thick on the mandolin. Toss these in 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a bit of fresh ground salt . Bake on a slightly oiled parchment lined baking sheet (or two). Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees then switch out the pans top to bottom on the oven racks and bake another 15 minutes.

This is the good part…sprinkle with your seasoning of choice. Our seasoning is a BBQ. We started making a ketchup(my personal favorite) but ended up with a really fantastic BBQ.

You will have to go back and find our Coffee Rub for brisket…you will need this. It was the changing factor in the flavor from Ketchup to BBQ.

We did two large pans of chips:

  • 1/4 tsp scape powder(garlic works too)
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt(+ more to taste after)
  • 1/2 tsp coffee rub(combo of chili powder, coffee…)

Toss the chips in a paper bag and sprinkle in the seasoning, shake. Add any additional salt you require and enjoy.

I would say these would last a few weeks in an air tight container in a cool place, but that isn’t going to happen. Enjoy.

We also spritzed some with vinegar and a fresh dusting of salt for an equally delicious salt and vinegar chip…as you wish and requires no months ahead prep 🙂

Still looking for that ketchup creation.

Trial and error brings the unexpected. The unexpected keeps us appreciating the outcome.

Life does not happen as we wish but as it does, roll with it.



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