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Homemade Potato Chips: Are they worth your time?

on May 19, 2012

I love to watch Nate Burkus from time to time.  One day last week, he had a guest make homemade potato chips and I decided to give it a whirl.  So I made some to go with dinner that night.  They came out so great that I decided to make another batch.

And they did not come out well at all!  It took quite awhile for the oil to get hot enough to fry them.  It also took about five minutes for each batch to turn golden brown.  While the potatoes were frying, I kept thinking about whether or not it was worth the effort.  After three batches, I gave up.  I’ve decided to stock up when chips are buy one, get one free or for 1.99 each.

In case you’re wondering, the rest of the sliced potatoes are going in the crock pot and will become scalloped potatoes.  So much for making potato chips!

But if you want to try your hand at it, go for it:



Canola Oil


First, scrub your potatoes.  You can peel them or leave it on.  We like them peeled.  Then, slice the potatoes very thin (I just use a knife).

Next, rinse the potatoes and put them in a bowl of cold water for an hour (this pulls the starch out of them).  When you’re ready to fry them, heat your oil in  a pan.  Dry the potatoes completely with a paper towel.  Then add some chips and cook for a couple of minutes.

Finally, when golden brown, remove pan and salt if desired.

Maybe you’ll have a better experience or opinion.  Let me know!


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