photo by Pneuma
- Ready In:
- 6 potatoes (choose ones that are approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
- 6 cups canola oil (or peanut oil, to fill 1/2 of a 5 quart pot)
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt (or as desired)
- If you have a food processor set your slicing blade to 1/4" this seemed to be the best slice size, or of course you could use the mandolin, slice your potatoes skins on (well scrubbed of course).
- Immediately submerge in a large bowl of water that contains 4 cups of ice and 2 cups of cold water. Allow the potatoes to rest in the cold water for 20 minutes.
- On a large towel place each potato slice on the towel and blot dry.
- Heat your oil to fry temp just over 320°F and under 370°F gives the best results. Being careful not to over crowd the pot place 6-8 potatoes into the oil and cook to golden brown flipping as you go.
- With a slotted spoon or a spider remove your chips from the oil and place on paper towels to drain any excess oils.
- Sprinkle with salt - or be adventurous and add anything you think you might like as a flavor.
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Mmm.. crunchy home made potato chips! DH kept eating them even while I was still draining them on paper towels and wasn't ready to serve it yet. I was weary about using my mandolin as I cut myself before nor did I use the processor as I didn't feel like looking for that bladed part. Instead, I used the vegetable peeler in slicing them thinly using small potatoes. Works for me! So delicious! Thanks once again for an easy fabulous recipe, V!
SO EASY! SO TASTY! I really enjoyed making these! Just glad they weren't really ears from an elephant! It's amazing how much a person can enjoy something like potato chips, but then when they actually make their own, well . . .! AN ABSOLUTE DEFINITE KEEPER! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for a teammate in my vegetarian group in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap]
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
I am a wife, a mother, grandmother and foremost a believer. I love to cook and bake for if man does not live by bread alone let the bread we eat be the best that there is! I love to read recipes and than experiment...make them mine...with my flare. For if its wworth doing do it right!