If you are looking for an inexpensive party snack, you will have to give these homemade potato chips a try. This is not so much a recipe as it is a technique, so I will explain to you how I make these delicious chips.
** Always use cation when cooking with HOT oil! **
Red potatoes, washed & dried (you will want about 4 or 5 to make a decent amount of chips)
oil for Frying
Season all salt
What you will need:
lots of paper towels
2 medium sized bowls
How to make them:
Ok, so this is what I do ~ First I fill my dutch oven up with oil, you want it just below the halfway mark. Next turn stove top on about medium high heat ( its right at 6 on my stove top). At this time you also want to turn the stove on to the lowest heat setting (mine is 170 degrees). Now begin to slice your potatoes on mandolin ( I bought min at Walmart for around $5) over a paper plate. Normally by the time I am done slicing the potatoes the oil is ready; just to make sure I drop one potato in, if it sizzles you know it’s ready. Once you are sure the oil is ready you can start dropping your potatoes in. I drop them in one at a time to avoid them sticking together. You only want to drop in about 15 – 20 chips at a time, if you get too many it will drop them temperature of the oil and they will not cook right. When potato chips start to turn a golden brown its time to take them out. Using a slotted spoon scoop them out and place them in a bowl that has been lined with paper towels, sprinkle with some season all salt and toss them around in the bowl a bit (to get excess grease off and so the season all salt coats evenly). Then I pour them into a second bowl and do the same thing and sprinkle with a little more season all salt. Next I put the chips on a cookie sheet and leave them in the oven till I’m done cooking all the chips, this will just allow them to dry out a little so they stay nice and crispy, in my opinion. I leave them in for about an hour (you can always take them out and try a few to make sure they are nice and crispy).
* I fixed mine in these cute bags to give them a special touch.
I will warn you, most of the time I make these they disappear faster than I can get them into the oven. Make sure to hide some for your self! ;P