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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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