1 lb purple potatoes (about 5 small)
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp kosher salt
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.
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.
How to make Purple Potato Chips
Note: If you have a wire rack, you can use it to improve air circulation and ensure even cooking.
Note: If chips are not crispy enough, bake at 450°F for an additional 5 minutes.
The purple potato tends to be smaller than other species of potato.