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The secret is finally out of the bag: Homemade potato chips baked with a hint of olive oil have a crisper snap and are simply more potatoey tasting than store-bought. When they're served with a phenomenal Parmesan cheese, herb, and garlic dip, we guarantee no one will eat just one.
Note: For this recipe, you will need a food processor with a thin slicing blade or a mandolin.
Preheat oven to 350°. Slice potatoes lengthwise very thin (about 1/16 inch).
Brush 2 baking sheets with 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil each. Rub garlic over surface, pressing hard to extract as much garlic juice as possible. Place baking sheets in oven to warm for 5 minutes.
Place potato slices side by side on hot baking sheets. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, rotate pans (for even browning), and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.
Flip potatoes and bake 5 minutes longer or until golden. Remove and cool on paper towels. Repeat with remaining potato slices. Eat warm or store in airtight container. Serve with herb-and-cheese dip.
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From the October 2001 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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