One of the best parts of eating at Mexican restaurants is the free chips and salsa. I will never be able to turn down chips and salsa. However, the chips at the restaurants aren’t all that great for you. They are often fried. So, I wanted to implement my oven fried foods idea on the tortilla chip. I have to tell you, these were better than the restaurant tortilla chips and way better than the bagged chips at the store.
Before turning to a lower calorie lifestyle, I was a connoisseur of fried foods. I still occasionally have fried food here or there, but I am not eating as much fried food as I once was. I’ll admit, the lack of fried foods has left a deep fryer shaped hole in my heart. So, I decided to make an oven fried version of one of the best fried foods ever invented.
I am a potato chip fiend. I love almost all potato chips (sorry sweet potato chips, we can’t be friends). There is something magical about a crunchy, salty chip. Recently, I have been eating only baked potato chips. They are lower in calories, and they still taste really yummy. I decided I wanted to try my hand at making my own salty, baked potato chips. Turns out, making your own potato chips is incredibly easy, and the chips come out delicious!
It is well established among my family and friends that I am a terribly picky eater. I already limit myself by being a vegetarian. Add to that limitation a dislike of most vegetables. I generally don’t like to try new foods. I use the “I just know I’m not going to like that,” excuse about foods I have never even tried. However, since my change to a healthy eating lifestyle, I have tried new foods and experimented more. Samuel and I tried an appetizer called “zucchini fritte” at a restaurant on vacation a month ago. We didn’t know what zucchini fritte was, but the price was right. I don’t typically like zucchini, and I was very hesitant to try it. Turns out, zucchini frittes are fried zucchini chips. They were incredible! The chips were salty, crunchy, and addictive. I’ve been thinking about them for a month. So, I decided to make my own!