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Chips Off The Old Potato

Salty snacks. Where would the world be without these necessities of life?

Then think how thin we’d be without these often fat-laden little treats.

But now there’s a new way to make fresh, tasty chips from the fabulousness of your own microwave.

With the Chips Maker Set from givesimple.com, it’s quick and easy to create chips from potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples and more.

In the Gay List Daily Test Kitchen, we discovered that good ol’ russet potatoes work best (compared to white, russet or red). And sweet potatoes are dynamo, too. The secret is to dry both sides of the potatoes on paper towels after you slice them with the included mandolin (extra drying time only seemed to make them crispier in the end).

Then simply lay the slices on the silicon grid without overlapping, place them in the microwave and three minutes later you’ve got a healthy snack. The chips don’t come out as crispy as if they were deep fried, of course, but they still have a pleasant crunch and that unmistakable fresh potato flavor.

Because if we’re expected to maintain our superb physique all summer long, fat-free chips are definitely a great start.

Now if only they can find away to take all the calories out of beer. And the associated regret after downing a 12-pack and waking up on the neighbor’s front lawn.