Someone must be reading this blog because it gets hits, thanks guys :) so please don’t be scared to see food mentioned, I have planned to write about it as I am obsessed with food anything and everything. The below piece was written back in June and luckily I found again it so I didn’t have to re-do it and it gets to be organic, you know, from the moment when writing is at it’s best and freshest ( gee like food)…
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 red Gala apple
One 6-ounce Granny Smith apple
For the chips: Place 1 rack at the top and 1 at the bottom position and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 large heavy baking sheets with a SILPAT silicon mat in correct size to your sheet.
For the topping: In a small bowl, stir the sugar, cinnamon and salt until blended.
For the apple chips: Stand each apple upright. Cut 1/4 inch vertically off the right and left sides of each apple. Set the mandoline ( please use the hand guard that comes with it!)or v-slicer for cutting 1/16-inch-thick slices. Place 1 apple, cut-side down, on the slicer. Cut slices until the apple core is exposed. Turn the apple over and cut slices off the remaining side until the core is exposed. Arrange the apple slices in a single layer on one of the baking sheets. Repeat with the second apple.
Using your fingertips, sprinkle the apple slices generously with the topping. Bake until the edges curl and the chips are golden and feel crisp, 40 to 45 minutes. Pull the Silpat with the apples onto the work surface and cool completely, 20 to 30 minutes (the chips will crisp more as they cool == but get soggier the longer they are out in general ).