While many baked potato chips fall flat in the taste department, Kettle Foods baked chips are very crispy, with a good snap, unlike the Lay’s-style baked chips, says DivaMac. They’re actually made from whole potato slices. Much of the competition makes, well, potato patties, composed of chopped and re-formed potato pieces. Kettle Foods’ hickory-flavored BBQ chips have a nice balance of sweet, tangy, and salty.
For do-it-yourself unfried chips, slice potatoes paper thin, brush with oil, and nuke in the microwave on high for 8-12 minutes just until they turn golden (keep a close eye on them, so they don’t burn), then salt to taste (piccola).
As a backup plan. Guiltless Gourmet’s baked chips will do in a pinch.