6/25/13

Landon's Baked Potato Chips

Summer is always a fun time for me because I get to spend my days with my grandson Landon while he is on school vacation. Landon loves helping out with the gardening and yard work, and he is a great kitchen assistant, as well. Landon and his grandad recently made a visit to Black Gold Farms in Arbyrd, Missouri, to watch the potatoes being harvested, and they brought home a bag of special potatoes for me to try. The White Chipper potatoes that were being harvested the day they visited are a potato variety that is grown especially for making potato chips.





Landon and I didn't really have a recipe to follow, but we made a batch of baked potato chips from the White Chipper potatoes.

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Landon's Baked Potato Chips

3 White Chipper potatoes
Olive oil spray
Salt

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil, then spray foil with olive oil. Slice potatoes thinly, and spread in a single layer on the prepared pan. Spray the potatoes lightly with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the potatoes over and bake for 10 - 15 minutes longer. Salt to taste.





These White Chipper potatoes that Landon brought home from his farm visit in the "boot heel" of Missouri are a variety that I have not seen before. They are a white, medium-sized round potato with a very thin skin.



The potatoes were being harvested by machine when Landon visited, and he also had an opportunity to see the potatoes being graded for quality control before packing. Other potato varieties such as reds, golds, sweet potatoes, and fingerlings are also grown on the farm in Arbyrd.




These potatoes baked up crispy and light and were perfect for chips. I was amazed at the difference in the texture and crunch of these potatoes compared to my usual white potatoes that I have previously sliced and baked.

Landon enjoyed his farm visit, and he taught me something new about potato varieties today.

2 comments:

  1. What a fun trip for Landon and he's such a cutie, Anita! The chips look delicious and so much healthier and what a great learning experience for him.

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