I'm excited to share with you a homemade potato chips without oil recipe that's not only easy to make but also healthier than traditional fried chips without sacrificing flavor.
Using only a microwave and no oil, you can enjoy the delicious crunch and flavor of potato chips without the added calories and unhealthy fats.
Whether you're looking for a tasty snack or a side dish to accompany your favorite meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while keeping you on track with your weight loss goals.
Check out some of my most popular Weight Watcher friendly side dishes and desserts like the Air Fryer Polenta, Easy Naan Bread , Air Fryer Avocado Fries, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins and my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
If you prefer a sweet potato, I can confidently say that using sliced sweet potatoes to make homemade oil-free potato chips is an excellent choice. I made a batch with Russet Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and they're both crispy and delicious.
As a bonus sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin A, potassium, and calcium.
Additionally, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index compared to regular potatoes, meaning they don't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. So make sure you try Russet and Sweet Potatoes to make your chips.
Why Make this Recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this easy oil free potato chip recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - A simple and delicious 4 Point Weight Watchers potato chip recipe, when using one medium Russet potato! Oh and one potato makes about 50 chips.
If you use a sweet potato it is only 2 WW points for an entire batch of oil free sweet potato chips.
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to Make - This healthy potato chips recipe requires only 2 ingredients and a couple of minutes to prepare.
Kid Friendly - Homemade potato chips can be a fun activity for kids and can encourage them to eat healthier snacks. By involving children in the preparation of their snacks, they can learn about healthy cooking and develop a greater appreciation for fresh, whole foods.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make these healthy homemade chips without oil.
Ingredients needed and substitutions for Homemade Potato Chips without Oil
One Potato - I used a Russet Potato and also a Sweet Potato for this recipe. You can also use Yukon Gold or even Red Potatoes to create oil free potato chips.
Seasoning - For salted oil free chips use a good sea salt like Celtic Sea Salt. My favorite seasoning for these chips was the Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Trader Joe's Ranch seasoning is also good.
How to Make Oil Free Potato Chips
1: Take your potato and slice with a mandolin or sharp knife. Make each slice about 1/16 of an inch.
2: Place your sliced potatoes in a bowl of ice water for 2 minutes to remove excess starch. You can keep them in the water longer if needed while you are making your batches in the microwave to prevent them from oxidizing.
3: Grab a microwave safe plate and place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the plate. Place your potato slices on top of the parchment paper on the plate. Arrange them flat all around the plate evenly spaced.
4: Add your favorite seasoning and then place in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. Then remove plate from microwave and flip your chips with tongs. Add seasoning to the other side now and place back in microwave and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
5: Depending on the power of your microwave you may have to flip again and start microwaving at 2 minute increments. Mine came out perfect after a total of 10 minutes of microwave time. When you see them getting golden remove from microwave and let cool.
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Potato chips can be gluten-free, but it depends on the ingredients used to make them and the manufacturing process. Some brands of potato chips are made with just potatoes, oil, and salt, and are therefore gluten-free. However, other brands may contain added ingredients, such as flavorings or seasonings, that could contain gluten. Additionally, cross-contamination during manufacturing could also result in gluten being present in otherwise gluten-free potato chips. To ensure that potato chips are gluten-free make you own homemade potato chips.
If you need some extra crunch to your potato chips just pop them into the microwave or the oven for a couple of minutes. Drying them out will bring back their crunchiness.
Allow the chips to cool completely before storing them.
Place the chips in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
Store the container or bag in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
If possible, use a container that is just the right size for the chips to prevent too much air from getting in and making them stale. Keep in mind that homemade chips don't have any preservatives, so they won't last as long as store-bought chips. It's best to consume them within a day or two for the best flavor and texture.
- Choose the right type of potato: Use a starchy potato like Russet or Yukon Gold for the best results.
- Slice the potatoes thinly: Thinly sliced potatoes will crisp up better and cook more evenly.
- Soak the sliced potatoes in cold water: Soaking the potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes will help remove excess starch, resulting in crispier chips.
- Dry the potatoes thoroughly: Pat the sliced potatoes dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Use a mandoline or sharp knife: A mandoline or sharp knife will help you achieve consistently thin slices.
- Homemade potato chips can be addicting, so practice portion control and enjoy them as a treat in moderation.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Easy WW snack recipe is only 4 Points on my app for a healthy serving of homemade chips - one potato makes about 50 chips. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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