Make Your Own Potato Chips and Profit

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For you health nuts/DIY people out there, this here is a way to have delicious salty snacks without having to give money to the Frito-Lay obesity-promoting conglomerate. It's a make-your-own-chip setup, complete with special slicer for turning potatoes into chips. Simply stick the thin slices in, microwave for six minutes, and you've got chemical-free chips for your enjoyment.

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Don't forget to add nuclear-orange cheese powder and lots of grease! That's how you know it's a snack and not some healthy BS of the variety your sanctimonious neighbor would give to your kids instead of candy on Halloween.

TokyoMango [via Boing Boing]

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Hi Hello_Newman,

Microwaves are not good for making popcorn. Take a plain, brown, paper lunch bag and put in 3TBSP of loose popcorn kernels. Fold over the top to make a flap. Fold this flap over itself. Crease. Do not overcook or they will burn (about 2.5 minutes in my microwave). This only cooks about half the kernels.

These are pretty tasteless since there is no oil. Without the oil, seasonings (salt, www.kernelseasons.com , parmesan cheese, etc.) will not stick to the popcorn.

You can get all of the kernels popped, without oil, using an air popper:

Orville Redenbacher's® Hot Air Popcorn Popper

( http://www.kohls.com/products/produ… )

Air poppers also make pretty tasteless popcorn.

Microwave popcorn uses metal dots and lots of oil to transfer the energy to all the kernels evenly. It also coats the popcorn in high fat oil (since those do best with high temperatures).