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What's on your snack bar?

What’s on your snack bar?

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Snacks for days


No visit to Amador Vintage Market is complete without some of Chef Beth’s Truffle Potato Chips. Locals and visitors alike fall instantly in love with this delectable – and downright addictive – snack.


Chef Beth's Famous Truffle Potato Chips

Chef Beth’s Famous Truffle Potato Chips


Often, these little goodies end up featured during a reception or cocktail hour on a fantastic “Nibbles Station.” This is a great way to showcase some of the awesome snacks and dips available at the Market and for catered events.


Another Fun Food Station! Dips & Nibbles Station

a luxe assortment of hand tossed chips with trays for filling

Truffle Salt ~ Spicy BBQ ~ Gorgonzola Dip ~ French Onion Dip


Although we’re not at liberty share the exact recipe for the famous chips, here is an easy and “healthy” alternative for those late-night cravings (+ a bonus “guilt-free” ranch dip recipe).


Homemade baked potato chips with sea salt
Homemade baked potato chips with sea salt

Baked Potato Chips

  By Beth Sogaard  ,

July 30, 2017

This requires a bit of time, but these chips are easy to make and contain only a trace of fat.

  • Yields: 4 servings


1 lb yukon gold potatoes

non-stick cooking spray

kosher or sea salt, to taste


1Thinly slice the potatoes with a mandoline, food processor or by hand. Bring 2-3 quarts water to a boil in a medium sauce pan along with a good tablespoon of kosher salt. Cook the potatoes in batches, until slightly translucent - only about 1 1/2 minutes. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and let drain.

2Place wire racks on cookie sheets and spray lightly with the oil. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer, season with salt or other seasonings of choice and place in a 200 degree oven. Let bake until crisp - about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Serve right away or cool and remove to an airtight storage container.

Potato chips will please any crowd. Up the wow factor by making them yourself! From our cookbook: Light, Bright & Sneaky.




Better for you "Ranch" dip & dressing
Better for you "Ranch" dip & dressing

Better for you “Ranch” dip & dressing

  By Beth Sogaard  , ,

July 30, 2017

The end result is a dip quite close what you'd find in the supermarket minus the chemicals (MSG!) and with much less fat and calories.

  • Yields: 1.5 cups (12 servings)


3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt

1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 green onion, finely chopped

3/4 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp honey

1 dash hot sauce (or 2!)

1/8 tsp black pepper (or to taste)

3/4 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)

1/8 cup potato flour


1Place all ingredients except the potato flour in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until smooth.

2Add the potato flour and quickly process again until thickened but smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

The serving size on this dressing/dip is 2 tablespoons.


AUTHOR - Beth Sogaard

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