When it comes to kitchenware, there’s never a more classic choice than glass. From casserole dishes to cups, everything can be coordinated and long-lasting.

While we all love filling our kitchen cabinets with beautiful glassware, it sure is a pain (sometimes literally!) to deal with when it’s cracked or broken. You have to make sure to clean up every piece of it, lest you accidentally step on a wayward shard the next time you walk around with bare feet!

But what if we told you that there is such a thing as edible glass? It’s possible—at least, if you follow this recipe!

Did you know you can make edible glass? It’s very easy. Preheat the oven to 375°F, and gather the following ingredients: eight Yukon gold potatoes, kosher salt, a half-cup of olive oil, four cups of water, and four tablespoons of potato starch. You can also add fresh herbs or rosemary if desired, and you’ll need a squeeze bottle.

1-glass-potato-chips

Ready? Good. First, wash the potatoes in cold water.

2-glass-potato-chips

Once scrubbed clean, dry them with a paper towel.

3-glass-potato-chips

Make a slit one centimeter thick in each potato.

4-glass-potato-chips

Place the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

5-glass-potato-chips

Sprinkle generously with salt.

6-glass-potato-chips

Toss to cover the potatoes with the oil and salt mixture.

7-glass-potato-chips

Line the potatoes on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

8-glass-potato-chips

While the potatoes are baking, bring four cups of water to just below boiling temperature.

9-glass-potato-chips

Place the baked potatoes—careful, they’re hot!—into a clean bowl and pour the water over them.

11-glass-potato-chips

Cover the bowl and let the potatoes sit at room temperature for two hours.

12-glass-potato-chips

Once the two hours have passed and the potatoes have cooled, place them in a separate dish. Don’t toss the water! Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the remaining liquid—you’ll need it.

13-glass-potato-chips

Chill the potato stock overnight in an airtight container.

14-glass-potato-chips

The next day, pour the chilled stock into a pot on medium-high heat and add the four tablespoons of potato starch. This is how you’ll make the potato gel.

15-glass-potato-chips

Note that the starch will stick to the bottom a little…

16-glass-potato-chips

Keep whisking the mixture to make sure it maintains an even consistency.

17-glass-potato-chips

Keep mixing the starch and stock until the combination turns into a gel.

18-glass-potato-chips

Preheat the oven to 135°F and place a length of parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Pour the gel into a squeeze bottle and form somewhat thick, oval shapes—roughly the size of potato chips—onto the sheet.

19-glass-potato-chips

Dry the chips in the oven for eight-to-10 hours or even overnight. Making sure they’re completely dry is essential!

20-glass-potato-chips

See how thin they become once baked?

21-glass-potato-chips

Now, pour vegetable oil into a deep sauté pan or a wok. It’s time to fry the chips!

22-glass-potato-chips

It might seem counterintuitive, but you don’t want to use a fryer unless it has an extremely low temperature setting. Otherwise, the chips may burn.

23-glass-potato-chips

Heat the oil on low or medium-low. (You may want to start at the higher setting, and then move it to the lower one later as the pan heats up.)

24-glass-potato-chips

Using tongs, dip one or two chips at a time into the oil. They’ll be delicate, but don’t worry; the tongs should be able to hold them.

25-glass-potato-chips

Now turn your homemade chips a few times. You’ll notice the texture starting to look like glass once the pieces touch the oil.

26-glass-potato-chips

You’ll know they’re ready once they turn a light golden-amber color!

27-glass-potato-chips

Once fried, place them on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt or herbs to taste.

28-glass-potato-chips

And that’s it! You’ve completed the challenge of making 100% edible glass potato chips!

29-glass-potato-chips

Okay, so this may seem like a pretty time-consuming process for see-through chips, but we promise they’ll change your life once you taste them. Plus, they look awesome—and they’re more nutritious for you than a standard bag of chips! Just don’t confuse the glass potato chips with actual glass…

Share these outrageous glass potato chips with your friends below!