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5 Homemade Alternatives to Store-Bought Potato Chips
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  • Trying to cut out processed food from your household? That doesn’t mean you can’t have the satisfyingly crunchy chips anymore! Try something different and forego potato with these other delectable snacking options:

    1. Wonton Wrapper Chips with Chili Sauce

    We start off with something super simple. All you need are wanton wrappers and a two ingredients for the dip: hoisin and sweet chili sauce. Go for non-spicy sweet chili sauce (yes, there is such a thing! Find them in grocery stores) for little kids. You can also just opt to sprinkle some salt if you don’t care for the dip. Don’t forget to dab the fried wanton with tissue paper afterwards to remove excess oil.  

    Yields 4 to 6

    1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
    1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
    2 to 3 teaspoons water
    1 small pack wonton wrapper
    oil for frying

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

    2.  Cocoa-Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

    Go healthy with a fruity dip for your chips. This recipe has mango, strawberries, kiwi and mandarin oranges. Feel free to tweak to your liking. The oven-baked crunchy chips get a yummy sprinkling of cocoa-cinnamon sugar on top too. Opt for wholewheat tortilla chips for the added fiber. 

    Yields 6 to 8

    flesh from 1 mango
    4 to 6 strawberries, hulled
    2 pieces kiwi, peeled
    1/2 cup mandarin orange slices in light syrup
    2 sprigs mint
    6 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    8 small whole wheat torillas
    6 tablespoons butter, melted

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

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    3. Taro (Gabi) Chips with Mayo Carrot Dip

    Most likely you’ve already fried gabi (or taro) at home. Now it’s time to make them into chips! Just peel, slice thinly, cover in flour and fry. This recipe also comes with a side dip of mayonnaise and pickle relish. Best when the dip is served chilled. 

    Yields 4

    1/2 kilo taro (gabi)
    1 cup flour
    2 cups canola oil
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon pickle relish
    1 medium carrot, finely shredded
    salt and pepper to taste

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    4. Salted Egg Chips

    Technically, these are potato chips but they’re made more scrumptious with a coating of salted egg (itlog na pula) with crunchy basil on the side. It’s very trendy so go ahead and serve it to house guests. You can hold the bird’s eye chilies if the kids are having a taste too.   

    2 large potatoes, thinly sliced
    8 salted duck egg yolks
    3 tablespoons butter
    5 pieces bird's eye chilies, sliced
    1 cup basil leaves

    Recipe instructions can also be found at Yummy.ph

    5. Chili (or not!) Chocolate Apple Chips

    Want the kids to eat more fruit? Bananas aren't the only fruit you can turn into chips. Apples can also be baked to crispy goodness. These apples are brushed with lemon juice and dusted with cocoa powder, sugar and chili powder. Skip the chili powder or tweak to your preference if you’re serving this to kids. 

    Yields 1 to 2

    2 pieces medium red delicious apples
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 teaspoons cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

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