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Purple Potato Chips

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Ingredients

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1 lb purple potatoes (about 5 small)
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp kosher salt

Nutritional information

469
calories
79.24 g
carbohydrates
9.16 g
protein
13.91 g
fat
1190 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Purple Potato Chips

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

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The only thing that could make homemade potato chips more amazing is to transform them from plain potato chips to amazing purple potato chips. All you need is – wait for it – a purple potato (yes, they do exist). The purple potato comes from Peru; they contain large quantities of anthocyanins, the antioxidants responsible for the color of grapes. Needless to say, these chips will be an all-around unique eating experience.

Health Benefits

Typically, one would hesitate to talk about the health benefits of potato chips. But the purple potato is different. Its unique health benefits make these chips a bit different than the norm. Eating purple potatoes has been shown to have positive impacts on blood pressure, liver functionality, cognition, weight loss, the digestive system, and even the body’s ability to clot blood. Purple potatoes also have lots of antioxidants which gives them anticancer properties by killing free radicals.

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How to make Purple Potato Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Wash and peel potatoes.
    1. Cut into 1/16 in thick slices using a mandoline slicer or sharp knife.
  3. Place cut potato slices in a large bowl.
    1. Coat potatoes with olive oil and salt by tossing.
  4. Arrange slices on a single large rimmed baking sheet.

Note: If you have a wire rack, you can use it to improve air circulation and ensure even cooking.

  1. Bake at 450° F until chips begin to brown on the edges, about 15-18 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack before serving, about 20 minutes.

Note: If chips are not crispy enough, bake at 450°F for an additional 5 minutes.

Trivia

The purple potato tends to be smaller than other species of potato.

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