Homemade chips- General Recipes

Hello, I'm new to the group. I hope to find and share a lot of neat ideas here. I've been trying to learn how to economize the past couple of years. I don't eat chips that often any more and don't really buy them except for special occasions. But I usually keep corn and flour tortillas on

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    Hello, I'm new to the group. I hope to find and share a lot of neat
    ideas here. I've been trying to learn how to economize the past
    couple of years.

    I don't eat chips that often any more and don't really buy them except
    for special occasions. But I usually keep corn and flour tortillas on
    hand in the fridge. When I have a craving for chips, I lightly spray
    both sides of the tortilla with olive oil (I have one of those pump up
    sprayers and I love it). I cut them into 6 or 8 wedges, load them all
    on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350F for about 15 minutes (adjust time
    and temp to what works for you). They're not salty like the store
    bought, but they do just fine for us. If you really have to have the
    salt, you could probably sprinkle a bit on before baking. If I am
    feeling particularly industrious that day, I may actually deep fry

    them instead of baking them. I usually use the corn for the usual
    tex-mex salsas and stuf. The flour tortilla chips go pretty good with
    hummus. Occasionally, if I want something sweet, I like to eat the
    flour chips with a honey and cinnamon spread/dip.

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    Re: Homemade chips


    I use squash and zuchini to make homemade chips. Just cut into thin
    slices. Put seasoning on them- garlic salt, BBQ sauce( this is good to
    marniade them in), and french fry spice, then dehydrate them. My kids
    eat them, up quickly and they are getting a good snack without all the
    fat. They like the chips without seeds so I tend to pick them early
    before the seeds are very big. They keep very well after drying in
    airtight jars. You can also add these to soups. Marsha
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    This sounds really great! Do they actually get crisp?
    I got a used dehydrator last year at a garage sale (I call it my
    miracle dehydrator, but that's another story). So far, I've just done
    berries, apples, onions, peppers and pasta. I did not know squashes
    would work.

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    Re: Homemade chips



    This sounds really great! Do they actually get crisp?
    I got a used dehydrator last year at a garage sale (I call it my
    miracle dehydrator, but that's another story). So far, I've just done
    berries, apples, onions, peppers and pasta. I did not know squashes

    would work.

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    Have you tried baking them in the oven? I've done this with potato
    slices but not much else. I'm afraid I don't have a dehydrater.
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    What is "french fry spice" ? I have not heard of that. Is it like
    Seasoned Salt?
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    Yum, these sound delicious, do you have a really good dehydrator, we
    have a cheap one from walmart and I don't know if it would work? Also,
    how long does it take to dehydrate them? Thanks!

    I use squash and zuchini to make homemade chips. Just cut into thin
    slices. Put seasoning on them- garlic salt, BBQ sauce( this is good to

    marniade them in), and french fry spice, then dehydrate them. My kids
    eat them, up quickly and they are getting a good snack without all the

    fat. They like the chips without seeds so I tend to pick them early
    before the seeds are very big. They keep very well after drying in
    airtight jars. You can also add these to soups. Marsha
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    Yes, they do get crisp. It takes about 6 hours with an electric
    dehydrator and about 10 hours if you dry them outside. I have a Nesco
    dehydrator with 8 trays. My boys built a solar dehydrator that has 6
    trays. I usually dry my squash with the electric and save the solar for
    tomatoes. I usually wait until the chips are hard and crisp. If you
    take them out with they still bend then they tend to develop mold on
    them, I assume there was still moisture in them. I also will use a food
    sealer to seal small bags for my Boy Scout troop for camping and
    hiking. Marsha
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    You can use an oven, just set it on 250 and crack the door open to
    allow moisture to escape. It will use more energy and will take longer
    but it can be done. I think it was 12 hours or longer to cook that way.
    The dehydrator has a fan that blows a constant stream of hot air and it
    escapes at the bottom. I laways make a small batch and let my tasters(
    my boys) try it before making a big batch. Marsha
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    RE: homemade chips


    This is the recipe that I use as a french fry spice. I just sprinkle it
    on and then fry or bake my french frys. I think it originally came from
    Recipe Zaar, but I have used it for many years. Here in KY you can buy
    premixed french fry spice but it is mostly salt. Marsha
    3 tablespoons salt
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
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