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So, today is Monday. *jazzy jazz hands*.
Viola! Homemade Potato Chips!
So, here goes! Let me know if you try this recipe and how they came out for you! This was a huge hit with my Littles and the boyfriend, who all asked for seconds. And thirds.
I made ranch flavored chips. You can make any kind your little heart desires. I found the Ranch seasoning in the aisle of the grocery store where they sell stove-top popcorn and all the fixin’s. I also bought cheesey jalapeno seasoning for a later date.
You want to make sure the potatoes that you use are fresh and still firm. You can choose to peel them if you would like but I never bother to. Wash your potatoes, then slice thin in discs.
Next step is crucial if you want your chips to have a crisp crunch to them. Soak them in ice cold water for 30 minutes.This helps to rid the potatoes of starch.
Next step, deep fry time. No, not the healthiest. But these chips are so delicious we can forgive the fat content, right? Yes. Yes we can. So, melt your oil of choice (I use vegetable shortening) in a mid-sized sauce pan and turn to medium-high heat. Wait until oil heats up before dropping your potato slices in. Rinse the slices off , pat dry, and drop just enough in to the pan so the oil covers them completely. You want to cook these bad boys until they are LIGHT golden brown. Because they will continue to cook after removed from the oil so you don’t want them deep brown while still in the oil.
Once they are cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove them from the oil and drain on paper towels (or a cloth dishrag used specifically for this purpose if you happen to be a tree-loving hippie who abstains from disposable paper products.)
Let them sit a minute to allow the grease to drain before sprinkling your seasoning (or plain salt) on to them.
And there ya have it. Yummier than the ridiculously over-priced bage of potato chips. Sure to be a family hit. You’re welcome. 🙂