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

  • 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)

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. 


  1. 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..


  2. Looks so crunchy and guilt free indulgence

  3. @ 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.

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

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

  6. Crunchy and guilt free snacking..

  7. healthy and crunchy snack. love it

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

  9. wow nice crunchy looking snack yes its my snack too.

  10. Wow... Yummy wafers dear... sure will give a try :). Please do visit and follow my blog. Post your valuable comments... :)

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

  12. 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

  13. 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 :))

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

  15. 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 (

  16. Totally addictive. Love the baked chips any day!

  17. wow nice baked version...

  18. Love your baked version of chips.

  19. 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

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

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  21. Crunchy healthy chips, baking is a great idea.

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

  23. 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

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

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

  26. Cool Kalyani. These look delicious.

  27. crunchy baked potatoes chips. Nice Healthy version.


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