Monday, January 9, 2012

you say potato and i say bake them....

If you like crunchy and savory you will like these crispy potatoes.  They are super simple to make and can be used as a side or just a snack.  We use to make these at the bistro that I worked at and we munched on them all night....beware they are addicting.  And yes they are baked!

1.  Preheat oven to 375.  If you have a convection oven use it just adjust cooking time.
2.  Slice 3 medium size potato 1/8" thick.  This is when a slicer or mandoline come in handy - although a sharp knife can to the trick too.

3.  Dry slices between paper towels or cloth towels - the drier the better.
4.  Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
5.  Lay the potatoes on a baking sheet or baking stone (I love to use this).

6.  Bake them until they start browning on the edges - about 10-12 minutes.  Pull tray out very carefully and turn  them over with a spatula.  You don't have to re-arrange them perfectly, but just spread them out and keep them in a single layer.  Place them back in the oven and continue to bake for about 5 minutes.
7.  Slice a lemon thinly and chop some Kalamata olives.  Spread on top of potatoes and finish baking for another 10 minutes or until crispy.

What happens is that the potatoes get infused with the lemon and the olives.  They simply delicious!


Pily said...

Hola María: gracias por tu visita a mi blog y gracias por tu lindo comentario!
wow!éstas papas qué delicia! me las comería todas, ya sabes que en México comemos papas fritas con chile y limón wow!se me hace agua la boca!

Anonymous said...

Gracias Pily por visitar mi blog. Es un complemento para mi que se te antoje mi comita. Lo mejor the estas papas es que estan cosidas en el horno y no fritas. Haci puedes comer todas las que quieras.

SLR said...
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SLR said...

These look delicious! I have made crispy oven "fries" for years but never thought chips would get crispy enough. I will certainly give it a try now. Thank you so much!