Satisfaction comes from something you can make and it's GOOD!!! You could go to the store and pick up a bag of expensive potato chips. Homemade ones can taste just as good or better than the ones you buy from the store.
All you really need is potatoes, oil, pot and salt.
Making your own potato crisps/ chips is easy and fun. Something you can do with your kids. The flavoring is up to you. Some of my favorites are chicken salt, bbq seasoning or our all purpose seasoning.
I'm not listing a recipe, rather the technique how to make it.
First you need to wash your potatoes. You can peel the skins or leave them on. I leave them on.
Slice the potatoes thin. Use a mandoline to keep the slices consistent, about 1/16 of an inch.
Then I rinse and soak the potatoes in water. You can do it in salted water (the chips will have a seasoned flavor after fried) or in a vinegar water water solution (to have vinegar flavored chips).
Then you must drain them well. If not, the oil will splatter all over the place.
Bring a pot of oil (filled only half way) up to 350 degrees. Add a portion of the potatoes. Stir the potatoes, you don't want them sticking together.
They're ready to come out when they are golden brown. They will crisp up a little outside of the oil bath.
As soon as you take them out, you need to season them.
Enjoy these crisp potato chips. It's worth your efforts.
When you make them, take a picture, post it, tag me and use #cookingwithclay. E ai ka kou (let's eat)!!!