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Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe: Simple to make and so, so good. Love the flavour of salt and pepper, sure to wow your guests and quickly disappear.
Homemade Potato Chips Recipe: Simple to make and so, so good. Love the flavour of salt and pepper, sure to wow your guests and quickly disappear.

So I’ve been wanting to make homemade potato chips for a long time. I love chips…in fact I might even be a chip addict.  This homemade potato chips recipe is so good and the perfect treat.

We have a pretty strict rule in our house that we only buy chips for a party. I’m secretly very, very happy when there’s leftovers after. 😉 So, going with the fact that every thing’s better when it’s homemade, I’ve had chips on my list for awhile.

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

I’d been waiting until I had a mandoline, no not to play a tune on while I ate the chips, the kind that you use for cutting. They come on sale often at my local kitchen store, and I was waiting for a coupon. That day came, I went and picked one up for 5 bucks and was in business.

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how to make Homemade Potato Chips

The ingredients are really simple, potato, oil for frying, and some salt and pepper, that’s it.

slicing potatoes on a mandoline for potato chips

Soak Them

Start out with your potatoes, a baking potato works great, and I left the skin on mine. Then I used my handy mandoline to slice them as thin as it could, right into some cold water. You want your chips to soak for a while, the experts say it really makes a better chip, because some of the potato starch comes out into the water.

sliced potatoes for homemade potato chips

The next step is to dry them off, it makes them splatter less in the oil.

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

Time To Fry

Fry in small batches in your deep fryer at 350 degrees, until golden brown. I like mine a little on the dark side, make them as dark or as light as you like. Smaller batches cook faster, since they don’t cool the oil down as much when you add them.

how to make Potato Chips

Drain them on a paper towel lined baking sheet, and add the salt and pepper right away, if you wait too long it won’t stick. We did some with just salt, but I really liked the salt and pepper the best. you could get as creative as you want with these. They may not be crispy when you first take them out of the fryer, they need a few minutes to crisp up.

Home Made salted Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

    1. Wash your potatoes and thinly slice using a mandoline. Soak the potato slices in cold wather for 1/2 hours to remove some of the startch.
    2. Dry off the potato slices.
    3. Fry in small batches in your deep fryer at 350 degrees, until golden brown. Cook in small batches so that the oil doesn't cool down too much.
    4. Drain them on a paper towel lined baking sheet, and add the salt and pepper right away, if you wait too long it won’t stick. They may not be crispy when you first take them out of the fryer, they need a few minutes to crisp up.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Serve In Fry Boxes

I found these perfect french fry boxes to serve them in -love how they looked. My guests loved them too. Of course, I never really met a chip I didn’t like. 😉 And these with a little dip…oh my yumminess.

Potato Chips from scratch

With homemade potato chips, life really is a party.

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