Easy Baked Ampalaya Chips

by Pauline De Mesa
Vegetable | February 27, 2019

Ampalaya can taste bitter but with this recipe, every chip is cooked to a crisp alongside with lemon sour dip!

Recipes by Chef Trisha Ocampo
Photographed by John Ocampo of Studio 100

Ingredients :

4 servings
1 Large ampalaya
0.25 cup Olive oil
0.5 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp Turmeric powder
0.5 tsp Chili powder
0.5 tsp Ground coriander seeds
0.5 Juice of lemon
2 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese
For Lemon Sour Dip
Sour cream
0.5 cup Lemon zest
1 tsp Lemon juice
2 clove Garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Procedures :

  • 1
    Slice ampalaya into 1⁄4” rounds and soak in salted water for 15 minutes. Discard brine and wash ampalaya, then pat dry with paper towel.
  • 2
    Mix in the olive oil, salt, spices, and lemon juice. Marinate for another 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 425 ̊F. In a baking sheet, spread out the marinated ampalaya slices and bake for 10-15 minutes or until crispy, flipping every 5 minutes to cook evenly.
  • 4
    Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and serve with lemon sour cream dip.

for Lemon Sour Dip

  • 1
    In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, lemon zest and juice, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the ampalaya chips.