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Vegetarian Grilling: Grilled Potato Chips

grilled potato chips


By Christopher Sha

This first recipe is a very simple one for those of us who have long had that habit of eating “junk” food. We can safely classify “junk” food as anything that is high in cholesterol and trans fats. Regular potato chips for example is a classic case of this.

For the health conscious, grilled potato chips are a natural alternative to all that prepackaged fried chips. There is nothing better than homemade, straight from the grill potato chips, which is sure to be a hit with the family and friends at your next get together.

Now, these chips can be served very nicely with a side dish. Low fat cheeze, salsa dressing or sour cream dip. The difference is that when you grill, the food cooks in it’s natural juices.

So let’s get straight into this quick and easy recipe on how to prepare this vegetarian grilling snack.

Rating: Easy


Prep: 10 minutes

Grill: 6 minutes per batch

Grill Tools and Equipment

1. Grill screen

2. Long-handled spatula

The Grill

Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (400� to 450�F) Direct heat, light ash 12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals) Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting

Wood: Direct heat, light ash

12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep

Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire

Ingredients (makes a serving of 4)

1 pound russet potatoes, scrubbed

2 tablespoons canola oil

Finely grounded sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper (optional)


  1. Heat the grill as directed.
  2. Slice the potatoes into pieces that are as thin as possible striving for less than 1/16 inch. Take 2 tablespoons oil and lightly toss so that all the chips are covered.
  3. Lightly coat the grill screen with oil. Grill the chips in batches until browned at the edges, about 3 minutes per side.

Once done, remove with a spatula and season with salt and /or pepper, if desired.

I would recommend you use natural fine grained sea salt. Try to keep away from the artificial stuff and MSG based seasonings.

You would be amazed, just like me, at how many foods we take for granted, and naturally assume that frying is the best way to cook. I believe we need to think about how we cook our food. Grilling and baking have been used by our ancestors for generations and we need to consider these methods more on a daily basis.

Thanks for reading this article and always remember, serve with a smile!

Look out for our next recipe in this series.

Christopher Sha has been writing for 15 years now. His philosophy is pretty simple, work smart, keep things simple and reap the benefits of a practical approach to everything in life.

You can check out his latest charcoal barbeque grill website where you can read reviews on the best barbeque grills.

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One Response to “Vegetarian Grilling: Grilled Potato Chips”

  1. These sound really good! I love to grill and I love potatoes. I can’t wait to try these. Now I just have to wait for the snow to melt in the Minnesota tundra:)


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