Mexican Potato Crisps With Lime Salsa

READY IN: 30mins




  • The Salsa: Cut a cross in the top of each tomato, put in a bowl of boiling water and soak for 2 minutes, drain, peel and deseed the tomatoes, then chop roughly; chop the onion; mix the onion, tomatoes, coriander, lime juice, olive oil and vinegar in a bowl, and chill until needed.
  • Peel the potatoes, then cut into fine slices and place the slices in a bowl of iced water and soak for 20 minutes; then drain and dry thoroughly. (This removes the starch and prevents the crisps from sticking together while they are deep frying.).
  • Half-fill a deep pan with oil for deep-frying and place over the heat. When a cube of white bread dropped into the oil for 30 seconds browns, the oil is ready for deep-frying the potatoes. Lower the potatoes into the oil in 4 batches. Deep- fry for 1-2 minutes, turning frequently until the slices rise to the surface, then fry for another 1-2 minutes, or until the crisps are crisp and golden.
  • Remove the crisps with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt and serve with lime salsa.
  • Oven-baked Alternative: Place the potato slices on well-greased oven trays, brush with oil and a sprinkling of herbs (optional) and bake the potato slices for about 25 minutes (turning 1/2 way through) or until they are well-browned and crisp. (See Herbed Potato Crisps Recipe #119124, for suggestions re-herbs.).