DIY Potato Chips

July 31, 2012

Potato chips are one of those foods that most people buy as opposed to making at home.  However, every once in awhile its fun to recreate your favorite foods in your own kitchen.  The key to perfect potato chips are uniform slices.  To achieve this, it is best to use a mandoline which will shave each slice evenly.  You do not have to limit yourself to just salt for seasoning.  Create your own spice mix or spray them with vinegar- the possibilities are endless!

Homemade Potato Chips


7 mediums Potatoes
Vegetable Oil for frying
Salt, if desired Preparation


Scrub 6 to 7 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds) under cold running water and peel, if desired. Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible, (thin enough to see through). As you proceed, place the slices in a bowl of cold water to remove the starch. The water will turn white. Drain and refill the bowl, repeating this until the water remains clear. Drain and let the potatoes dry.

Fill a heavy skillet or saucepan halfway with vegetable oil or melted vegetable shortening and cook over medium heat until the oil crackles.

Place the potato slice into the hot oil, a few at a time being careful not to overcrowd the pan. When the potatoes are brown on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes, remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.

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