Monday, October 26, 2009

Potato Pumpkin Posers - Homemade Pumpkin Shaped Potato Chips

The Unplugged Project theme for this week is change, so we decided to change our regular homemade potato chips for fall.

We peeled a couple of potatoes, and notched them on top, so they looked kind of like elongated pumpkins. The knife work was too hazardous for little hands, so I did the cutting.

Then, I sliced them into thin slices, and we brushed them with olive oil mixed with a couple of dashes of turmeric. Turmeric is a nice mild spice, which is perfect, because we really wanted it more for color, than for flavor. We also added a pinch of tarragon to the stems, to give them a hint of green.

We baked them on a cookie sheet for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, turned them over, and baked them for an additional 12 minutes. Then, I pulled them from the oven, and gave them a couple quick dashes of salt, and served them up to the kids.

They didn't last long - proving, that sometimes change is good.

Check out the other Unplugged Projects this week, at Unplug Your Kids.

It's great to be homeschooler.


So Smrt said...

Wow, those sound fantastic. Not sure of the taste of turmeric?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It's very mild, and just adds a hint of flavor - but more importantly it adds a lot of color. said...

These are fantastic! We'll definetely try them too!! love them!