We had the munchies: Potato Chips

Today, I wanted needed, to satisfy my potato chip cravings. I’ve never made them before but after some Googling and a lot of imagining I decided: YES. I can cook this. I used a convection oven for this recipe but a conventional oven will do as well.


  • 1/2 kg potato
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • seasoning: used Pangasinan rock salt and some chili powder

Step 1: Wash and cut potatoes into thin chips.

Initially, I wanted to use my mom’s brand spanking food processor:

but I was too lazy to make sense of a new “gadget” and I was really, really in a hurry to get my chips! Used this instead:

An old food processor that my mom has been using forever (I think it is almost as old as I am…)


Step 2: Grease pan and place slices on baking pan. Cook for 15 mins at 200 degrees Farenheit (or 15 mins 220 degrees in a regular oven, I think…)

Step 3: Season & enjoy! 🙂


Cheesy chicken casserole

Last day of the long weekend! This is what we had for lunch:


4 cloves garlic, crushed
A bit of red onion (half of a medium sized one)
1 cup shreded chicken (I used left over roast chicken)
3 tomatoes, sliced into strips
1 carrot, diced
Soft cheese (mozarella, quick melting cheddar, cream cheese… Your choice)
Optional: 1 tablespoon butter

1. Sauté garlic and onion till onions caramelize
2. Add carrots, tomato and chicken.
3. Add cheese on top. Cover for 5 to 10 minutes with heat set on high (about 250F).

Staycation 2012

Having people over today. Posting as I cook. :p

Appetizer 1: Deviled egg with crab



Boiled eggs, crab sticks, chili powder, salt and mayonnaise

1. Boil eggs, cut in half and remove yellow part.

2. Cut crab sticks into small strips

3.Combine yellows, mayo, chili powder, salt and mayo in bowl. Pipe or spoon back into hollowed out whites.

4. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 mins to set.

Appetizer 2: Textured snack bowl – popcorn, wasabi potato chips & marshmallows



Um… Mix in bowl? 🙂

Main course: Liempo



1. 1 cup soy sauce per 1 kg of pork belly

2. 4 cloves of garlic, crushed

3. 2 tablespoons sugar

4. 1/2 tablespoons rock salt

5. 1 teaspoon chili powder


1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl to make marinade. Cover pork in marinade. Let it sit for at least 1 hour.

2. Put pork and marinade in a slow cooker or oven. Set slow cooker on high / set oven on 150 C. Let it cook for 1 hour.

3. After letting it cool, put pork on a hot griddle and brush on marinade to add glaze.


What are your vacation recipes? Share them in the comments section!