Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Homemade Potato Chips


Our apartment was pumping out some pub favourites while we counted down to 2014. First on the menu was home made potato chips. I used some special kitchen equipment to make these but they are possible without the tools I have. 
I received a deep fryer for Christmas and wanted to test it out with something easy and I figures that sliced potato was about as simple as it gets. The coloring on them is darker than store bought chips but they did have the perfect crunch and were not greasy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • seasoning of your choice (I used salt, dill and vinegar)






















Directions:
  1. Fill a large bowl with ice cold water.
  2. With a food processor, or by any means, thinly slice the potato in to the water.
  3. Let the sliced potato soak for 20 min.
  4. Drain the water and refill with ice cold water and add the salt. You are trying to get the potato to shed some starch and moisture so that they crisp in the fryer.
  5. Drain the water and dry the potato slices with a tea towel.
  6. Fry in batches for 4 mins at 375 degrees F.
  7. Remove from the fryer and drain the grease off on a paper towel. Salt immediately.
These disappeared fast and got us ready for more fried treats.


 





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