Sunday, April 15, 2012

An Apple a Day....

.... keeps the doctor away. Well despite having MS, it might be partly true - do not have to se a doctor very often and currently coping with the MonSter.


Although I grew up in a place where we had lots and lots of apple treas - hence a lot of apple jam, apple pies, apple cakes etc. But I just realised, that we never had homemade apple chips (nor did we have homemade potato chips despite of always having a year+ stock of potatoes). Wonder why that is, since it is so simple and cheap to make?


Or does it all comes down to the fact, that we are often locked in family traditions when it comes to food? I can not eat most of the food that my parents eat, as it is heavy traditional Danish cooking with a lot of gravy and meat, not compatible to my MS. I have travelled a lot and thus also influenced by the variety of food I have tasted - and when it comes to snacks I like my apple chips, which I bought at a store until lately. And soo not going to ask my mum, why we ever made some of these, as I will get the usual remark "Are you complaining about the food I serve?"

They are so easy to make: wash the apple and slice it into 7-9 thin slices and remove the core (or you can remove the core before the slicing) place it on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours at 110 degrees (Celcius), and you will get crispy apple chips. If you want a little salt or sugar or cinnamon flavour, drissle a little on the slices before baking - I prefer mine plain which are an extra bonus as they are low-fat :o) If you place the chips in an airtight container, they will be good for 1-2 weeks.

5 comments:

claire7q said...

they sound fab! Have had the pre-packed ones but never made my own. Wonder if banana chips would work the same way? Love those too :D

Anne-Marie said...

Isn't that funny? My sister also has MS and swears by eating her daily apple.....maybe you two have discovered something....haaaa!

Petra said...

Thank you for the recipe Anne! I can't wait to make my own :) I usually love the soft dried apple rings that we buy in the store, but I reckon chips would be just as good :)

Rosemary said...

These look delicious, I must try to make them. I guess your Mom doesn't understand how good home cooking could be anything but perfect for health. I think it's important that you are keenly aware of what works for you and what doesn't.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I want to eat apples more often but I ....just do not eat enough of them