Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips

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Greetings!

Today has been a busy one getting ready for the market tomorrow. Tomorrow is our last market day and then we are taking some time off from the market so we can have some free weekends this summer. We are looking forward to it!

I also snuck in a quick run today. I had a little run in with a scary animal…a coyote! It was only about 15 feet ahead of me and it stopped and looked at me for the longest time. Then it just left and disappeared into the woods. Never know what you are going to see out here!

The run:

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 33:56
  • Avg pace: 8:29

 

Mile splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:45 (started off way too fast!)
  • Mile 2: 8:36
  • Mile 3: 8:39
  • Mile 4: 7:56 (rocked it!)

 

I have the race bug in a big way lately…specifically the 5k race bug! I have never run a 5k before and I am dying to run one soon. I’d like to find one for the 3rd or 4th week of August.

Dinner blew my mind. That Martha did it again!

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Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips (and S & V green beans!)

Salt & Vinegar fans rejoice! These S & V chips are a delicious and healthier alternative to the S & V potato chips I used to love as a kid. I also recommend trying the S & V green beans that I added to the recipe- they were hands down the best tasting green beans I have ever had! If you don’t want to bake these, you can grill them on the BBQ too.

Adapted from Martha Stewart and 101 Cookbooks.

Ingredients:

  • Approx 4 cups (or more) white vinegar
  • 4-5 medium potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1-1.5 tsp coarse sea salt
  • Very small sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 handfuls fresh green beans, trimmed

 

Directions: Wash and slice up the potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds. Place in a medium sized pot. Wash and trim green beans and place in the same pot. Pour vinegar into pot until all the potatoes and green beans are covered by the vinegar. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit in pot for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take a greased baking sheet and lay the potato rounds (not green beans yet!) flat on the sheet. Drizzle oil and mix with hands. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 425F. After 30 minutes of baking, flip carefully and then take the green beans and place on the baking sheet. Drizzle oil and sprinkle more salt. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, watching carefully not to burn the potatoes or beans. Serve with ketchup and more sea salt if preferred. Enjoy!

The cooking process…

Slice the taters!

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I used a mixture of red and new potatoes.

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Into the pot ‘o vinegar!!!

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I thought it was worth a shot to see if the green beans would work as well so I tossed them in too.

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Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes over medium. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes.

I could not stop eating the green beans straight from the pot of vinegar…they are so addicting!!

After baking for 35 minutes at 425F:

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Flip and add green beans and cook for another 10-15 mins:

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Oh dear me.

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Words cannot describe my joy.

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I had it with a side of tomato paste.

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This S & V idea is genius. Thank you Martha!

Eric is not a S & V fan and he loved these chips.

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Of course all kinds of ideas are flooding my mind now. I wonder what other veggies could be made like this? The possibilities are endless!

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The beans were so good.

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I can’t wait to try these on the BBQ next time…yum!

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Well, I guess I better hit the hay as it is late, late, late. My goal is to get up and do 5 minutes of smiling meditation when my alarm goes off tomorrow morning. I’m sure that will go over swimmingly. lol.

Sleep tight!

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Ashley July 30, 2010

oh man oh man. Chris is going to LOVE this!!! Good luck at the market tomorrow! xo

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 30, 2010

What I love about coyotes is that they are more afraid of you than you are of them. It’s cougars and bears you have to look out for. Very cool animal sighting though.

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Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey July 30, 2010

I made these the other night, too! The whole house reeked of vinegar for the next two days, heh. :P I grilled mine with a grilling pan on the stove-top, but I bet oven-baked would be excellent too!

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Ange July 30, 2010

Wow – those look amazing!!!

You should come run the Chocolate 5k Race in Port Dalhousie!! It’s on Aug 29th and it is the best….there’s chocolate at every station and the route is beautiful!!

Here’s a link:
http://www.thechocolaterace.com/

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Chandra July 30, 2010

LMAO.. you kill me. swimmingly?!! How do you think this stuff up?!
Wish I was visiting the market tomorrow.. Good luck!

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Courtney (Delightful Devours) July 30, 2010

Yum! Love the Martha!
I can;t wait to try out the smiling meditation too.

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 30, 2010

Growing up, I never knew what the fuss was with S&V chips. I tried them a couple times and wasn’t too impressed. THEN it all hit me one day. I fell in LOVE. The tang, the bite, the crunch. Mmmmm! These sound incredible, Ange!

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Jessica @ Rawtumn July 30, 2010

Mmm those looks divine! That last mile of yours is amazing, great job! Good luck with your search for a 5K within the next few weeks. I’m sure there must be at least one somewhere close by!

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Jessica @ Running From Cupcakes July 30, 2010

Mmmmm those look so good!!!

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The Wife of a Dairyman July 31, 2010

Oh my gosh! Those chips look delishious!! I wonder if okra would do well in salt and vinegar?
Have you tried that?

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Jenny July 31, 2010

YUM! Thanks for this recipe!

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Camille July 31, 2010

5ks are so much fun! Since you don’t have to pace yourself as much it feels much more competitive!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) July 31, 2010

It’s crazy that one can cook something in boiling/simmering VINEGAR?! Wow! As a high raw uncook, and I have said I am raw by default most of the time…heat and ovens tend to scare me b/c something can always boil or bubble over or make a total mess LOL anyway was a genius way to cook these! I pretty much need to get over my fear of boiling vats of hot liquid and try these…as you said, the possibilities are endless for other veggies to cook this way!

Have a great weekend, Angela!

:)

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 31, 2010

I would never ever think to boil potatoes in a whole pot full of vinegar!! Craziness! But I am definitely going to have to try this. Yum.

Have fun with your smile meditation. :) I struggle to sit and meditate also. I love how you said you didn’t feel the pressure to quite your thoughts. That seems like a meditation that I could do!!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 31, 2010

oOh wow wow! LOVE this recipe!! I can’t wait to try it :D

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Chase (TheChaseProject) July 31, 2010

I love salt & vinegar! I will have to give these a try!

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Lauren July 31, 2010

Just starred this recipe in google reader and will most definitely have to try them in the near future!

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Wei-Wei July 31, 2010

Wonderful bokeh in that second-last photo! These sound soooooo good. I love salt and vinegar! Two of my favourite flavours ;)

Wei-Wei

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Carla July 31, 2010

I love S & V chips!…I haven’t had any in years though. Cooking them like that is ingenious!!…and I must try. My fiance absolutely, positively HATES the smell of vinegar…probably won’t get to make them until he goes out of town or something:(

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Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 31, 2010

What a great idea, the potatoes look awesome.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 31, 2010

Oooh those look so good! I think I might have to try it on butternut squash!

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AdrienneCarolyn July 31, 2010

I made the 101 Cookbooks version the other night too! They were so so so yummy!! I made a spicy vegan aoli for dipping too. I ate an obscene amount of potatoes haha :-)

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Megan July 31, 2010

These S & V chips look amazing! I might have to make them for my grandma’s birthday tomorrow because I know she would love them.

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 31, 2010

I always put salt and vinegar on my fries, and they are my favorite chips too!

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haya July 31, 2010

i think there’s a 5K run at sunnybrook park on the last saturday of august

http://www.towomensruns.com/5k.html
i’m signed up for the 10.

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Devon July 31, 2010

YUM! These look great! My husband hates salt and vinegar, though–he says he won’t kiss me if I eat those chips. Maybe I’ll just make some for myself!

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Michelle July 31, 2010

Wow…these look and sound delish! Thanks for the recipe.

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Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life July 31, 2010

I’m running the TO Women’s 5k on August 28th at Sunnybrook Park!

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wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas July 31, 2010

Oooh…this is fun! I love S&V chips, but they always make my mouth feel weird and get all peely after I eat them. I’ll have to try your recipe!!

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Annie@stronghealthyfit July 31, 2010

Those look SO good! I’m not big on potato chips, but homemade ones are always delicious.

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Michelle July 31, 2010

Wow! My husband and I love, love salt & vinegar chips. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 31, 2010

Wow a coyote as a running partner..never heard of that before. :P And this recipe looks awesome! Bookmarked!

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holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 31, 2010

Have fun at your last market!

I’ve ran into little foxes before on my running trail — they are usually 10-15 feet away and they are always looking the other way. To be honest the animals are the least of my worries, I get more scared when I see a human being on my trail!

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rachel July 31, 2010

yum! i have to try that sometime :)

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tanyaDailyProductReviews July 31, 2010

enjoy your last day

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Kaley July 31, 2010

Hope you’re doing amazingly today!

The salt and vinegar idea makes my mouth water. What IS it about that combo? Mmmm. Thanks for the great ideas.

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Sasha July 31, 2010

Looks divine. Potato in any form would be!
Did you trash the white vinegar you boiled the veggies in?
Just wondering if they’d be re-usable at all…?
(Sorry, I can be a cheapskate! ;) )

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Kayley July 31, 2010

Those look to die for! I can’t help but imagine what your kitchen must have smelled like though. I remember when my mom used to clean out the coffee pot once a month with vineger and I’d have to find excuses to leave the house to keep from smelling it. Maybe I should try these and hopefully get over my disgust of the vinegar smell!

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Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 31, 2010

I am addicted to salt and vinegar chips – once I start I can’t stop eating them! Thanks for the healthy alternitive! :-D

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Callie July 31, 2010

I love salt and vinegar chips. :)
Nice run.

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