This Christmas I received a cool new kitchen gadget as a gift! I got the Chipster from Epicure Selections. If you haven’t heard about this item yet, basically what it is, is a silicone baker that allows you to make homemade, healthy chips….in the microwave!!
I am a big Epicure fan, and had seen the Chipster work, and sampled the chips at a Epicure party last winter, but didn’t purchase it. So was pleasantly surprised to receive the Chipster along with the Epicure Ceramic Slicer and Epicure Poutine Seasoning for Christmas. A gift for a healthy snack made easy!
It really is just as easy as it sounds! For 1 person, 1 potato really makes enough chips for a little snack! I chose to keep the skins on, but washed it obviously! Then you just slice it up (using the Epicure slicer, or mandolin if you have one), and arrange them on the Chipster – see below!
Then you just sprinkle with your seasoning! Be it salt, pepper, favourite herbs or spices, an Epicure spice or popcorn seasoning – anything really goes! I chose the Poutine Seasoning and a bit of sea salt! (which was tres yummy, and really did remind me of a poutine!)
The instructions that came with the Chipster says that for a potato, you would then cook for between 3-4 minutes. I found that it took more around 5-51/2 minutes for my chips to be cooked to my liking.
So with no oil, no butter – just potatoes and some seasoning – you have homemade, healthy chips!! And they really are, pretty delish! The product info says that you can also use the Chipster with sweet potatoes and apples as well! I think apples would be yummers!
I really think that the Chipster is pretty cool! It is easy to wash and clean, and bends, so stores easily! For the retail value of $20 – a great buy!
My only downfall, is that it kind of made our microwave shut down! Yep, it would just completely shut down after about 4 & 1/2 minutes! lol Once I unplugged and let it sit for a couple minutes, it was ok. But I think there is just too much moisture/hot air from withdrawing all the moisture from the potato, for my microwave to handle! When we made them at the party, we didn’t have that problem, so I am sure it is just our microwave!
If you would like more information on any of these 3 items – The Chipster, Poutine Seasoning or Cermaic Slicer – you can find them and much more on the Epicure Selections website!
Have you heard of the Epicure Selection Chipster!? If you’ve tried it or have one, what do you think!?