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Healthy Homemade Potato Chips

Essay #2 Science 5th Grade

Hi guys, this week in my science class I made “healthy homemade potato chips” and I would like to share the recipe with you. Before I do that let me tell you a little bit about potatoes.

Potatoes were brought from South America to Europe in the early 16th century. The part of the potato we eat is called the tuber, and it grows underground. Everything else, like the leaves, the part that looks like a tomato but it’s not, is toxic. The flowers are toxic too. Be careful, if your potato has shoots on it, don’t eat them because they are toxic too.

How about the health benefits of eating potatoes? Potatoes are high in carbohydrates which are a source of energy for the body. Potatoes are also a good source of potassium (K).

How can we cook potatoes? We can boil them in soup, we can mash them, we can bake them, and we can fry them (not recommend).

And now onto the recipe!

  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 TBS of olive oil
  • 1 TBS of salt
  • Pepper (as much as you want)

For a video with the step by step directions how to make this recipe, click here .

Set the temperature on your oven to 400°F
Bake for 30min

Note: I set the temperature to 350°F for 30 minutes and they turned out perfect. You can use sweet potatoes to make delicious chips, as well.


4 thoughts on “Healthy Homemade Potato Chips

  1. Good job! Your report is very interesting, informative and very well illustrated!
    And along with illustration you also have good capitalization, and punctuation!
    One thing you could do to improve your report would be to check the spelling on the word science.
    Otherwise nice work!!!!


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