4 Recipes for Chips

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Homemade chips can be made in the comfort of your own home using your oven.

Slice the potatoes very thin, you can use a peeler or a sharp knife to get the chips as thin as possible.

Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Coat the chips in oil and lay them fat on the silicone mat. Bake the chips at 400 degrees F for 15-30 min.

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How to make crispy potato chips at home

To make crispy potato chips at home, cut the potato chips as thin as possible. Lay the potato chips flat with them not overlapping. The thicker the chips, the longer you’ll have to bake them for in order to get them crispy. Check the chips in the oven, the chips should start to curl on the edges and get a little brown when they are looking about finished. Cook the chips until all of the edges are browned and looking crispy. Let the chips cool on a paper towel. The paper towel absorbs any extra moisture, making them as crispy as possible.

How do you keep homemade potato chips crispy

To keep homemade potato chips crispy, store your homemade chips in an airtight container. The more they are exposed to the air, the more humidity will be absorbed by the chips. The makes the chips loose they crispiness. By storing them in an airtight container, the humidity will not be able to penetrate the airtight container, keeping your chips as crispy as possible.

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How to make Salt and Vinegar Chips

Pour 1-2 tbsp of white vinegar or malt vinegar in a heat proof bowl. Sprinkle some coarse salt into the vinegar.

When the chips have come out of the oven, place them immediately in the bowl with the salt and vinegar. Coat the chips using a spoon to mix them. Remove the chips from the bowl and place them on a paper towel to let them dry.

How to make Chili Lime Chips

Combine 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp cumin in a small bowl. After the chips have finished baking, sprinkle a bit of the spice mixture on the chips. Squeeze a little bit of lime juice on top. Let the chips dry on a paper towel.

How to make Chili Lime Chips

How to make Parmesan and Rosemary Chips

Grate parmesan cheese into small pieces. You’ll only need about a tbsp of grated parmesan cheese. Once the chips have finished baking, top with grated parmesan and sprinkle a bit of rosemary over the chips. Let the chips dry on paper towel.

How to make baked BBQ Chips

Combine the following spice mixture:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Bake your chips until crispy. Remove the chips from the oven and sprinkle the BBQ chip spice mixture over top of the chips. Let the chips dry on a paper towel and then they will ready to enjoy.

How to make baked BBQ Chips

Make Ahead Crostini Appetizer Recipe Ideas

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Crostini appetizers are very fun to make and look incredible for a serving platter! Most crostini appetizers are best made right before serving, but we came up with a few make ahead crostini appetizer recipe ideas.

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These crostini appetizers can be made ahead in the morning of your party, or the evening before your party. The trick is to have your crostini, then put fruit slices, or cheese on the crostini. Next, place your jelly/jam, on top. Finally, place your nuts, herbs, etc. on top. Wait until just before you have your party to add your honey or balsamic reduction. You’ll want to add these just before your party so it doesn’t soak into the bread and make it soggy. Store your prepared crostini appetizers in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to prepare your serving plate.

  • Apple slices, feta, walnuts, honey
  • Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes (halved), strips of fresh basil, balsamic reduction
  • Brie, blueberry jam, mint leaves
  • Brie, apple slices, honey, walnuts
  • Brie, pear slices, arugula, balsamic reduction

9 Crostini Crackers Recipe Ideas

Crostini cracker recipes are easy and fun to make. Place all of your finished crostinis on a new serving platter for your guests to enjoy. Crostini crackers are best made right before serving. The longer the liquid leaks into the bread, the more soggy they will be. Avoid this by making them just before serving. Aim to make at least 3 different types of crostini cracker appetizers so your guests have a variety to choose from.

  • Goat cheese, prosciutto, spinach, honey, balsamic reduction
  • Fig jam, brie, prosciutto, arugula
  • Ricotta, sliced strawberries, strips of fresh basil, balsamic reduction
  • Cream cheese, fresh pesto, diced tomatoes, parsley
  • Mashed avocado, arugula, cajun shrimp
  • Ricotta, peaches, walnuts, honey
  • Cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, fresh dill
  • Ricotta, sundried tomatoes, strips of fresh basil
  • Goat cheese, sliced apricots, arugula, balsamic reduction

Crostini appetizers with goat cheese can easily be changed into using ricotta cheese or cream as an easy substitution. 

If you’re feeling up for a bit more of a challenge, try making a meatball crostini appetizer plate. Make mini meatballs for your crostinis. Then top the crostini with a bit of tomato sauce, and place your mini meatball on top of it. Serve them immediately, your guests will love to eat them warm. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mini-meatball-crostini-3582014

12 Guacamole Crostini Cracker Recipe Ideas

Guacamole crostini crackers are one of the most popular appetizers you can make your guests. Make your guacamole, and smear on the crostini using the back of a spoon. You can top the guacamole crostini with:

  • Cajun shrimp
  • Pistachios, fresh cilantro
  • Pineapple pieces
  • Salami
  • Caramelized mushrooms and fresh oregano leaves
  • Sliced radishes
  • Feta cheese and diced tomatoes
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Smoked salmon
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Prosciutto
  • Pomegranate seeds

If you don’t have the exact ingredients listed above, try mixing them up with your own flavors using different jellies, jams, cheeses, meat, and herbs. You can come with a ton of different recipes on your own like you might love!

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Raw Apple Appetizer

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Raw apple appetizers are a great addition to your next party. Get ready to try out some new recipes!

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Recipe Ideas for Raw Apple Appetizers

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Prosciutto Appetizer with Apples

Flavor packed appetizer served on a sliced baguette
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 100 grams prosciutto separated into long 6 cm pieces x 1 cm width
  • 2 tbsp fig jam
  • 10 leaves basil fresh
  • 1/2 apple thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 baguette sliced

Instructions
 

  • Slice baguette into rounds that are ~1 cm thick
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil
  • Toast baguette slices for 2 min on broil high in the oven
  • Remove baguette slices from the oven and set on a serving plate
  • Using a knife, apply a bit of fig jam to each of the baguette slices
  • Place 1 basil leaf on top of each of the baguette slices
  • Cut the apple in half. Cut the halves in half. Remove the seeds/center bits. Slice the apple thinly so they fit nicely on the baguette slices.
  • Place the prosciutto on top of the apple slices
  • Top with a bit of balsamic reduction

Notes

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Basil Recipes that are Not Pesto

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How to use basil in recipes other than pesto?

Basil is a such a fragrant herb that adds incredible flavor to everything from appetizers to dinner ideas.

Recipe Ideas for using Basil that are not Pesto

  • Margarita Pizza
  • Prosciutto Pizza
  • Garlic pasta with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil
  • Prosciutto appetizer with apples
  • Bruschetta

Basil is such a great addition to pizza! Even if you’re not making a margarita pizza, adding basil to your favorite pizza will give it a delicious favoring!

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Prosciutto pizza with fresh basil, grilled nectarines, and balsamic reduction
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Margarita pizza

Any easy way to spice up your favorite pasta dish is to add basil. Try making this garlic pasta dish topped with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes. The flavor of the basil really comes out in it!

There are a ton of appetizer recipes to try with fresh basil.

Here are 2 of my favorite basil appetizer recipes.

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Prosciutto Appetizer with Apples

Flavor packed appetizer served on a sliced baguette
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 100 grams prosciutto separated into long 6 cm pieces x 1 cm width
  • 2 tbsp fig jam
  • 10 leaves basil fresh
  • 1/2 apple thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 baguette sliced

Instructions
 

  • Slice baguette into rounds that are ~1 cm thick
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil
  • Toast baguette slices for 2 min on broil high in the oven
  • Remove baguette slices from the oven and set on a serving plate
  • Using a knife, apply a bit of fig jam to each of the baguette slices
  • Place 1 basil leaf on top of each of the baguette slices
  • Cut the apple in half. Cut the halves in half. Remove the seeds/center bits. Slice the apple thinly so they fit nicely on the baguette slices.
  • Place the prosciutto on top of the apple slices
  • Top with a bit of balsamic reduction

Notes

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Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

How to make roasted tomato bruschetta with fresh basil, restaurant style
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Oven
  • brush

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil cut into strips
  • 1/2 baguette sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for brushing bread
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Place grape tomatoes into a small bowl and drizzle olive oil on top. Add salt and pepper. Mix gently with a spoon until all the tomatoes are covered in oil.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place grapes evenly dispersed on the pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 min.
  • While the tomatoes are baking, slice half of the baguette. Brush each piece of baguette with olive oil on one side.
  • Once the tomatoes are finished baking, preheat the oven to broil on high.
  • Broil the bread for 1-2 min, watch carefully. Only toast them until your desired doneness.
  • Place the tomatoes into a small bowl and add fresh cut basil. Mix them together with a spoon.
  • After the bread has finished toasting, rub each piece of bread with the ½ garlic. This gives it just a hint of garlic flavor, without being overpowering.
  • Add tomato mixture onto the bread pieces.
  • Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Notes

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Recipes

Watermelon and Pineapple Salsa

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How to make fresh watermelon pineapple salsa by hand. Get your biggest cutting board out and get ready to start chopping! Serve with fresh tortilla chips.

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Watermelon and Pineapple Salsa

How to make watermelon and pineapple salsa without a food processor. Make it by hand in only 30 min.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup watermelon cubed
  • 1 mango cubed
  • 1/4 pineapple cubed
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped, seeds removed
  • 1/2 small red pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Chop watermelon, mango, and pineapple into small pieces ~ 1/2 cm cubed. Put them into a medium size bowl
  • Put on gloves. Begin to cut jalapeno in half. Remove all of the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno. Discard these. Finely cut the jalapeno into tiny pieces. Add these to your bowl. Wipe the surface of your cutting board clean and discard gloves.
  • Finely chop red onion and red pepper, add these to your bowl.
  • Juice lime and add it to your salsa.
  • Pour olive oil over salsa. Add salt, paprika and cumin to taste.
  • Your salsa is ready to serve. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Party Chip Dip

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Best Cream Cheese Chip Dip Recipe

How to make a cream cheese dip recipe for your next party.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 12 people

Equipment

  • Large serving platter
  • hand mixer/stand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3-4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 bag tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Beat together cream cheese and mayonnaise until fully combined.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture with the back of a spoon onto large serving plated until ~ 1/3 – 1/2 cm thick.
  • Pour salsa onto cream cheese mixture and spread with the back of a spoon until it fully covers the edges.
  • Sprinkle green onions and tomatoes all over the salsa.
  • Cover the whole dip in cheddar cheese.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or store covered in fridge until ready to serve.
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Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

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Step by step guide how to make roasted tomato bruschetta recipe in about 30 minutes. Roast your tomatoes in the oven with drizzled olive oil. Mix with fresh basil when it comes out of the oven. Make your own crostini breads by brushing your baguette with olive oil and toasting them on high heat. When they come out of the oven, rub the breads with garlic to give them a hint of garlic flavor that won’t be overpowering.

Our roasted tomato bruschetta recipe is a restaurant style bruschetta that is to die for!

homemade bruschetta with basil

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

How to make roasted tomato bruschetta with fresh basil, restaurant style
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Oven
  • brush

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil cut into strips
  • 1/2 baguette sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for brushing bread
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Place grape tomatoes into a small bowl and drizzle olive oil on top. Add salt and pepper. Mix gently with a spoon until all the tomatoes are covered in oil.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place grapes evenly dispersed on the pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 min.
  • While the tomatoes are baking, slice half of the baguette. Brush each piece of baguette with olive oil on one side.
  • Once the tomatoes are finished baking, preheat the oven to broil on high.
  • Broil the bread for 1-2 min, watch carefully. Only toast them until your desired doneness.
  • Place the tomatoes into a small bowl and add fresh cut basil. Mix them together with a spoon.
  • After the bread has finished toasting, rub each piece of bread with the ½ garlic. This gives it just a hint of garlic flavor, without being overpowering.
  • Add tomato mixture onto the bread pieces.
  • Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Notes

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