Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (392°F).
Begin with a thorough washing and scrubbing of the potatoes to remove any dirt. Feel free to keep the skin intact for added flavor and texture. Proceed to slice the potatoes into thin rounds or strips, depending on your preference.
In a generously-sized mixing bowl, combine the potato slices with olive oil, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Ensure a thorough tossing to evenly coat the potatoes with these delightful seasonings.
Take a baking tray and arrange the seasoned potato slices in a single, uncrowded layer. This step is crucial for even baking and achieving that desired crispiness.
Place the baking tray into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the chips acquire a splendid golden brown hue and a satisfying crispiness. Remember to flip them over halfway through the cooking time for uniform browning.
Once the chips are ready, promptly remove them from the oven and sprinkle a pinch of salt while they’re still piping hot. This final touch enhances the flavors.
Allow your freshly baked chips to cool for a few minutes before indulging in them.
Savor the delightful result of your culinary endeavor – homemade baked chips that offer a healthier twist on the classic fried version!