Apple chips!

This is one of my favorite snacks when I’m feeling peckish at the lab early in the morning and don’t want to accidentally eat something that’s not so great for me like a rice krispy treat or bag of potato chips from the hospital cafeteria or one of the local coffee shops. You’ll need a dehydrator for this one and some apples. That’s it.


I used a mandolin slicer for this particular project and managed to remove part of my pinkie. After showing my finger to a friend who is a plastic surgeon he informed me that he won’t let his significant other own a mandolin slicer (or a snow blower, but that’s another post) telling me that they’re “finger death traps”. He is doing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital so I suspect he knows what he’s talking about with regards to the snow blowers and I can tell you first hand (oops, pun) that the mandolin makes life easier up until the point where you can’t wash your own hair. Just saying.

Slice your apples carefully with a sharp knife or mandolin, put them in the dryer (mine goes overnight), and you’ve got a crispy, organic (if you’re so inclined), filling, preservative free snack.

Slice them thicker or thinner depending on your taste. I make a new batch every couple of days from the $3 3lb bags of apples that I get at my supermarket and re-use the same plastic baggies to transport them to work. Thicker chips don’t get crushed as easily but thinner ones are more decadent!

This is Christie, signing off!



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8 thoughts on “Apple chips!

  1. luminousvegans says:

    Yums. Now I want a dehydrator. Where did you get yours? Was it $$$$$ or $$?

  2. Kinenchen says:

    I have one of these bad boys given to me as a Christmas present (so $$ for them but not me) with a pair of these. It doesn’t have any settings other than on/off. I’ve been using it since December for granola, crackers, fruit leather, herbs and fruit and it’s been reliable and no complaints. I bought a timer at my hardware store but haven’t needed it.

    • luminousvegans says:

      That’s actually pretty reasonably priced. But do I have room for another appliance……hmmmm. I would love to make crackers, etc..

      • Kinenchen says:

        If you use it, it’s worth it… but I definitely have a graveyard of appliances so I hear what you’re saying. :/ The mandolin is going in the garbage… room for something else?

  3. I’m so scared of my mandolin slicer. I’ve only used it once, and it was frightening.

    • Kinenchen says:

      You’re right to be scared. Be really careful when you use it, if you use it. If you ever have a mishap… I know a good plastic/vascular surgeon.

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