I like chips, but know better than to eat them very often. I sometimes make kale chips - love kale chips, hate every other form of kale, but love kale chips. Still sometimes I want something more like a traditional potato chip.
Saw this at Target and said, what the heck, let's give it a try. It works in the microwave and doesn't use oil.
Got home and immediately tried it. Didn't even finish putting things away first. I'm a kid like that sometimes.
The mandolin wasn't bad, cut the cips thin enough. I didn't peel the potato, I never do for anything unless I must. Patted the slices dry and sprinkled with a bit of lemon pepper. Too much lemon pepper - but I didn't know that at the time.
Microwaved for about 10 min and then had some wonderful potato crisps to munch on. NOT the same as chips from a bag, but I didn't expect them to be. Fried things are fried, baked things are baked and microwaved are zapped - they all give different tastes.
The thinness made them light and snack worthy. I'm excited to try it again with other spices or at least less lemon pepper. I get a wonderful jalapeno spice from thy guy at the market (I've known him since he was 11 and he's in med school now - super hard to believe, not sure where time goes) I also have a huge assortment of spices I get from them so I see my bag of potatoes going quickly.
I'm also excited to try other types of chips - various veggies and maybe apples. The chiptastic came with a recipe book but I haven't read it. I don't usually read instructions first if I think I can figure it out on my own. I consider that part of my charm but I think it makes my husband a bit nuts since he practically memorizes the directions before he starts ANYTHING!
Verdict on my impulse buy?
I would buy it again!