Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quick and Easy potato chips in my blog? Its more likely than you think.

Ok so in the past few weeks I have been experimenting with making potato chips. I have found that the brand name is much too expensive and the cheap stuff way too unhealthy. So today I am going to share my methods and results, feel free to comment on anything you see that could be done better. And if you end up making these chips as well take a picture and I will put it up here for all to see. They are pretty quick and easy, you might need about a half hour to an hour until you get it down, or get better equipment.

You will need most of these objects here.
  • Shallow pot (or pan whichever you want to call it)
  • Paper towels
  • A large bowl
  • Salt
  • A slicer
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable oil (I use safflower oil because its better for you)
  • Something you want so season it with (I used apple cider vinegar)
First you need to wash those dirty potatoes. Their collective sins can only be scrubbed away with water and Dawn. You dirty potatoes... so filthy...
Next you need to slice up those potatoes, the cheese slicer I had in the first picture works well enough with its nice edge. You could use a knife if you want but you do not want the potato slices more than a centimeter or so in thickness. Place them in the desired marinade, in this case its the vinegar. For better marinading results do all these steps the night before and let the slices sit in the flavoring overnight. But knowing you we do not have time for that so lets move on.
Bring that oil up to a super high temperature. I t will probably (read should not) boil and so you know its ready when you toss a slice in and it sizzles. Make sure when you put the slices in that you keep them as separate as possible because they cook better that way. Warning this part will make a really big mess.
After about ten to fifteen minutes your potatoes will be nice and golden brown. Take them out of the fryer, not with your hands, but with some tongs or a fork. Put some paper towels in the bowl to soak up any excess oil, and place the chips in said bowl. Lightly salt and shake the entire bowl to get everything coated evenly. And PRESTO, you have your very own home made chips. When done correctly these are way tastier than store bought.

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