Oven-browned potato crisp (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

The potato crisp looks like lace, so it adds a festive quality to any meal. A bit of shredding, a few moments in the toaster oven or oven, and voilà!

To avoid injuring yourself on the hand-held grater when shredding your potatoes, poke a fork through the very end of the potato, then hold the fork for more leverage and to keep the grater away from your fingertips.

Variations: Mix in grated onion and spices like chile or chili powder, curry powder, garlic powder, ground coriander, crushed dried rosemary, or seasoning mixes.

Ingredients
  • waxy potatoes, such as yellow, red, or purple varieties, scrubbed
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Method
  1. Preheat toaster oven or oven to 375º F. Dry potatoes with a kitchen towel.
  2. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper with a small amount of oil.
  3. Shred the potatoes onto the parchment paper. Using a fork or a spatula, press the potatoes into one thin layer, about ¼ to ½ inch thick.
  4. Bake until cooked through, checking every 5 minutes, then put under the broiler until browned. Let cool for a few minutes, then peel away from the parchment paper and serve.
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