March 20, 2012

Baked Potato Wafers | Low Cal food | Quick kids snacks

If asked the question "What's your favourite TV snack?", I bet that 95% of people around the world would answer "Potato Chips." The brands might vary, might even be home made sometimes, but as a popular wafer brand's tagline goes "You just can't eat one" :) So, even as I was wondering what to make for BM's kids' food, this recipe that I had bookmarked came handy. And forget kids, even we adults munched on these delights (so much so I had to make a second batch just for the pics).  

And kiddo made it very clear she wasnt gonna wait for long, so no food styling here :) But this low cal and baked version of this popular wafer (or chips) - Baked Potato Wafers - got finished promptly before I could say "cheese". That reminds me to let you know it tasted great with homemade low fat sour cream dip (recipe coming soon!!). 

Sending this meanwhile to BM # 14, event hsoted my blog -  Bake Fest & Srav's Vegan Diet, Rasya's I am the star & Sobha's Just 4 Fun :) Check out the Fellow Marathoners doing BM # 14 here.

Source: Here 
Prep time - 10 mins
Baking time - 18 mins (per batch)
Makes - Approx 150 gms of wafers

Ingredients:
  • Potatoes - big sized - 350 gms (about 2 or 3 large Russet Potatoes)
  • Olive Oil - 4 TBSP
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red Chilli powder / Black pepper powder - to taste
  • Asafoetida - a pinch (this is to counter any flatulence caused by the potatoes)


Method:
1) Wash and scrub the potatoes. Using a mandolin slicer, slice them into thickish roundels (Tip : All slices should be of uniform thickness and size to bake evenly). Dab the slices gently with some kitchen towels / tissue to absorb the superficial moisture.
2) In a large bowl, lay the slices. Apply salt, chilli or pepper powder and oil to the slices and gently give them a rub with your fingers ensuring they dont break. Now sprinkle asafoetida and toss them lightly
3) Meanwhile preheat oven to 200C  / 400 F. Line a baking sheet and spray some oil on the foil. Lay the wafers in a single layer.
4) Bake for 12 - 14 mins till they get crisp. Keep an eye after the 12th minute to prevent browning.
5) Remove from the tray gently after done and repeat another batch till the potatoes are exhausted (Tip : If you are not baking two batches simulataneously, then apply salt to each batch separately just before baking. Else you would end up with soggy wafers).
6) Eat warm and store the rest (if any remain) in an airtight container. 

32 Foodie Comments:

Meena on March 20, 2012 said...

cool lovely recipe

pls tell me, one thing

I have no microwave yet and plan to buy. which one would you recommend and can I make chips like this in that oven. I am in two minds whether to buy basic one just for heating or should i go for the convection one.

another thing is u hv mentioned preheat oven. so how does this one come in microwaves..

thanks

Vimitha Anand on March 20, 2012 said...

Looks so crunchy and guilt free indulgence

Kalyani on March 20, 2012 said...

@ meena - thanks for dropping by. This is done in an OTG (Oven Toaster Griller), and not a microwave dear. as far as the model goes for OTG, I use Morphy Richards.

Nupur on March 20, 2012 said...

Great idea Kalyani... for lazy friends like mine ;)

Meena on March 20, 2012 said...

oh ok otg is fine but i was wondering about microwaves. do u have any idea on them.. or anyone else?

Hema on March 20, 2012 said...

Crunchy and guilt free snacking..

Spice up the Curry on March 20, 2012 said...

healthy and crunchy snack. love it

Anjali Bapna Shukla on March 20, 2012 said...

Woosh woosh!! Now a big 'No' to the fried ones after them. :)

Kavi on March 20, 2012 said...

These look perfect!

rekhas kitchen on March 20, 2012 said...

wow nice crunchy looking snack yes its my fav.tv snack too.

Preethi Sriram on March 20, 2012 said...

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Krithi's Kitchen on March 20, 2012 said...

Super quick snack! good one..
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Srimathi on March 20, 2012 said...

Nice. Will make this for my daughter she would love chips freshly baked.

anusha praveen on March 20, 2012 said...

Kal finally managed some time to come and holler ... Lovely wafers.. send some over i m watching a movie and it will be a perfect snack

Rajani S on March 20, 2012 said...

You are right, Potato chips is one of the most popular snacks all around the world! In my small world, hubby LOVES this. Kiddo and me like it, but not the way hubby is crazy over it :))

veena krishnakumar on March 21, 2012 said...

I guess. I belong to that part of 95%...wafers ooks very crispy and yummy

Unknown on March 21, 2012 said...

Oh my god, Kalyani. The chips are looking so crispy and jaw dropping!!! I love potato chips but try to stay away from them as you can really get addicted and its hard to stop but with such baked potato wafers I guess you can crunch on as much as you want (so so guilt-free). Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

sangee vijay on March 21, 2012 said...

potato waffers looks so crispy n curnchy...well done Kalyani!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi on March 21, 2012 said...

Totally addictive. Love the baked chips any day!

ANU on March 21, 2012 said...

wow nice baked version...

Suma Gandlur on March 21, 2012 said...

Love your baked version of chips.

Turmeric n Spice on March 21, 2012 said...

Loved this

The Pumpkin Farm on March 21, 2012 said...

I will be using a magnifying glass and keep this page open when I try this next time around, I have had so many miserable sessions with these chips...I liked the way they have turned out

Rasi on March 21, 2012 said...

Its great that its turned out so well..mine end up either uncooked or over cooked.. have to try this :)

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Preeti Garg on March 21, 2012 said...

lovly chips.....

vidhas on March 21, 2012 said...

Crunchy healthy chips, baking is a great idea.

Maayeka on March 21, 2012 said...

oil free chips!!wow!!great idea..
Anjana

Srivalli on March 22, 2012 said...

Kalyani, those baked chips are really awesome!..I am sure I will not be able to resist after one!..hahaha..hey do send this for kid's delight also ok

PriyaVaasu on March 22, 2012 said...

Wow Kalyani, Irresistible!!! Looks damn tempting!!!!!

PriyaVaasu on March 22, 2012 said...

Wow Kalyani, Irresistible!!! Looks damn tempting!!!!!

Archana on March 23, 2012 said...

Cool Kalyani. These look delicious.

Degchi on March 27, 2012 said...

crunchy baked potatoes chips. Nice Healthy version.

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