Just like potatoes, there’s so much you can do with apples. They can be baked into pie, used as a thickener, used in curry, eaten by itself… and made into chips!
Making apple chips is super easy and anyone feeling snacky can do it. I got my recipe from my mom and I’ve experimented from there. I’ve found that dusting one side with cinnamon and the other side with sugar is my favorite seasoning method. However, if that’s not appealing, try other seasonings! The flavor of apples is fairly plain when dried, if just a bit sweet, so they can be treated like potato chips seasoning-wise.
But what goes best with chips? Sandwiches. In this case, a tuna and veggie sandwich.
Don’t doubt! Bear with me…
If you like tuna sandwiches and don’t mind some leafy greens, this will taste fine (maybe better). Start your regular tuna sandwich mix (tuna and mayonnaise), then add diced cucumber and a dash of dill. To top it off, layer spinach on the sandwich to make it healthier (and tastier). Sometimes a classic needs to be mixed up to feel fresh again.
Makes 2 servings
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sugar
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set to the side.
- Slice the bottoms off apples to get a flat surface. Use the apple corer to de-core each apple (skip if no corer). Begin to slice apples as thin as possible, or use a mandoline slicer. Lay slices of apples on cookie sheets, with no overlap.
- (Optional) Sprinkle cinnamon over apple slices.
- Cook for 1 hour and 15 mins. Take apple slices out of oven and flip slices to other side. Sprinkle sugar (optional). Cook for 1 hour.
Veggie Tuna Sandwich
1/2 can tuna
2 tbsp. mayonnaise (or miracle whip)
1/4 c. diced cucumber
dash of dill
1 c. raw spinach
2 slices bread
- Mix tuna, mayo, cucumber, and dill. Spread mixture over slice of bread. Layer spinach. Finish assembling.