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Sep 10, 2006 06:35 AM

Any good potato chips that are baked rather than fried?

What little experience I've had with baked potato chips has not been pleasant.

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  1. That's funny. Just tonight I tried Kettle Brand's new baked chips.

    My girlfriend and I are nuts for their fried chips. These were also very good. Certainly worth a try and they have 65% less fat.

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    1. re: ognir

      I love them. Great flavor. Almost as good as fried. About as close as you can get.

    2. Most baked potato chips are made of chopped and formed potatoes rather than slices. That's why they're so awful. I don't know about the Kettle ones, though.

      1. The Kettle baked chips are made from regular potato slices. Not the Pringle-ish type like Baked Lays. (which I do also enjoy)

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        1. re: LisaAZ

          Kettle has been making baked chips for years - at least six. They used to be called "Kettle Krisps". They are baked sliced of potato that taste like, well, real potato. They are very crispy, with a good "snap", unlike the Lay's-type baked chips.

          The new "Bakes" is a new recipe with a little more fat (and flavor?) than the old recipe. I swear the old BBQ flavor was a Mesquite BBQ, not honey-BBQ, but I may be wrong. They had a nice balance of sweet, tangy and salty. I could easily polish off a whole bag for lunch. The salted ones are also nice. Simple, full potato flavor without the greasiness of a standard chip or the slightly-styrofoam-like texture of an "engineered" baked chip.

          I haven't tried the new ones, yet, but expect they are as good or better than the old version.

          1. re: Divamac

            I tried the Hickory Honey Barbecue and the Lightly Salted varieties of Kettle Bakes. Great texture with both. Didn't care for the taste of the Lightly Salted. The Hickory Honey Barbecue is pretty decent though--not too sweet(that from someone who thinks the plain baked Lays are too sweet along with their other failings.)

          2. re: LisaAZ

            I liked the Baked Lays, but then I also used to eat Subway Subs and the chips came with the meal.


          3. The Guiltless Gourmet are pretty good.

            1. thats like asking for good french fries that are baked instead of fried (preferably in beef fat)