BAKED POTATO CHIP CUPS | HAND-HELD SNACK BITES

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Today, I have these baked potato chip cups for you based on the popular bacon cups. The other day, I had this Orange cauliflower based on the popular Orange chicken. You would think I am on this non-veg to veg conversion spree! I am so not! Wait. Am I? Maaayyy be… Yes, I am. No, not really. Ah well!

Baked Potato Chip Cups

Growing up, our meals were pretty much limited to what our moms had learnt from our grandmas which meant the cuisine was mostly traditional & regional menus. Then there were days when mom got adventurous and tried her hand at some recipe that she had written down in her diary. Her sister had heard about it from her friend whose friend had eaten it her aunt’s neighbor’s party! A recipe from a different region of India or from India’s favorite neighbor (Oh oh..in terms of cuisine I mean. I stay away from dirty politics), China. A Punjabi curry or Chinese fried rice made by mom would steal our hearts and stomachs and leave us yearning for more.

Then came cable television with shows from all over the country including a couple of recipe shows which aired on Sundays and the whole family would watch with the same gusto whether or not we would make that at home. During these shows, when the chef prepared non-veg, my grandma would contort her face and make gag noises. My mom & aunt would simply switch the channel. They were not going to make it anyway right? My cousin. This girl was and is a rebel till date. She used to say, “Stop! Let’s watch. We can probably recreate it with potato or paneer (Indian cottage cheese)”. I must have been quite young when I heard this because it has stuck around in my head. Adults do not pay as much attention nor do teenagers I guess!

How to make baked potato chips?

So, this young girl decided to pick up those words and my brain got automatically wired to look at food in a way that I could modify it to suit my tastes. So, the saga of vegetarianising non-vegetarian food in the form of Orange cauliflower and baked potato chip cups continues! :)

Vegetarian Bacon cups

Getting down to making these baked potato chip cups, I have used a vegetable peeler to do the job for me. I wanted them to look as close to the authentic bacon cups as possible. You could use a mandolin slicer too. The edges sticking out of the muffin cups got slightly burnt.

I did not break them off before photographing the empty cups but I did break them off before serving. I filled them up with some raw-mango & cucumber salsa. You could fill them with anything of your choice.

Baked Potato Chip Cups

It could be your grandma’s potato salad for the upcoming July 4th barbecue or just some spinach-artichoke dip for the football world cup game days or some Chole chaat for an evening tea or as a party starter.

I shall soon post the recipe for the raw-mango & cucumber salsa. The other filling ideas, just google away!

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Here’s how you make

Baked Potato Chip Cups

BAKED POTATO CHIP CUPS | HAND-HELD SNACK BITES

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2-3 with a substantial filling

BAKED POTATO CHIP CUPS | HAND-HELD SNACK BITES

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt for seasoning

Directions

  1. Peel the potato skin away.
  2. Use a slicer or the same vegetable peeler to make thin strips of the potatoes.
  3. Save the strips in a bowl of water until you are done with stripping away the whole potato :P
  4. Once you are ready, spread them in a thin layer over paper towels. Dab them dry.
  5. Toss them together with 1 tbsp oil and a dash of salt.
  6. Line them along muffin tins as shown in the pictures.
  7. Bake them at 400°F for about 30 min.
  8. The baking time will vary from oven to oven, the thickness of the potato slices and how dry the slices are as well. Keep an eye on the potatoes rather than the timer. Once they turn golden turn off the oven.
  9. Let them cool in the muffin tin for about 2 min. Then, loosen the potato cups out of the pan.
  10. Fill them up and serve.

My Take:

The same should work with sweet potatoes although I have not tried them yet.

Add some different seasoning like paprika or Parmesan and have flavored potato chip cups!

Yummily Yours’

Prash

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10 Comments

  1. What a fun and creative idea! I love those potato cups.

  2. mini bhel cups wud be nice too :) just a suggestion

    • Absolutely Nidhi! In fact, I wanted to fill it with chole chaat too but forgot to soak the chole :( Just gives me an excuse for a next time :P

  3. I am so going to try this. My kids would love it and what an awesome idea…Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love the way you come up with new idea!! The potato chip cup looks cute and inviting.

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  6. What a great recipe, Prash!I love potatoes and potato cups sound so creative!

  7. This looks very new to me! When I first saw the picture, I thought it’s wonton wrap. What a great idea and it’s look so yummy too! :)

    • Thanks Maggie! :) I like the idea of wanton cups too but I just HAD to imitate the bacon cups! They look so tempting but I don’t eat them! So…

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